If feels like they’ve said this about 100 times now, but the Italian are adamant we are finally reaching the final stretch of the Christian Eriksen to Inter saga.
The deal isn’t quite done yet, as Tottenham continue to be stubborn with their demands, but the belief is, depending on which newspaper you’re reading, it could get done over the weekend or maybe Monday.
Gazzetta dello Sport are the more optimistic of the bunch, claiming that Beppe Marotta, Inter’s CEO, ‘will try everything’ to have Eriksen in Milan this weekend.
It’s explained that Daniel Levy continued to be himself during Thursday’s conference call, negotiating in his manner, and the hope of some leeway from the Tottenham chairman evaporated fairly quickly as the talks continued.
It remains €20m or nothing.
Willian Jose | Ok, there's now claims move to Tottenham would be a loan with a €70m purchase option. #THFC are never going to pay that, but it would allow the clubs to push difficult negotiations away until the summer.https://t.co/ufRZ0w5BMC #thfc #coys
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 23, 2020
For Corriere dello Sport, they reckon the talks are in the ‘final 100m’, and Eriksen really is ‘one step away’ from becoming an Inter player.
However, a few details still need to be polished, which is why, ‘at best’, the Denmark international could land in Milan ‘on Monday to undergo the medical visits, sign the contract and make himself available to [Antonio] Conte’.
The fee remains a question of bonuses, but the general feeling is that the ‘white smoke is only a matter of time, perhaps even a short one’.
It’s looking more and more promising…