Earlier on Wednesday, we brought you the latest in the main Italian newspapers regarding Christian Eriksen and his potential move to Inter.
‘New contacts’ had been made between the Italian side and the Denmark international’s entourage on Tuesday, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, with much of their information corroborated by Corriere dello Sport.
There was also the belief that Martin Schoots, the player’s agent, could travel to Milan on Wednesday to try and get the deal over the line.
He was already trying to do that on Tuesday night, mind, as FC Inter News report he spent two hours talking to Tottenham about his client’s situation, with Spurs maintaining their stance of wanting €20m for the Dane.
That means an ‘effort’ will need to be made by Inter, whose first offer is reported to have been somewhere between €8-10m.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 15, 2020
Contract wise, FC Inter News bring all the details, explaining that if Eriksen signs in June, he will earn €10m/year, but if he joins in January, it will be €4m for the rest of this season, followed by €9m/year after that.
Over at Calciomercato, however, the belief is that it’s Piero Ausilio, Inter’s director of sport, who is doing the travelling, this time going to London to meet with Tottenham in order to try and get a deal sorted so that Antonio Conte can have Eriksen at his disposal this month.
It’s said that Barcelona’s decision not to sell Vidal has ‘accelerated’ things surrounding the Dane, who has now become the ‘priority’ in Milan.
They believe Eriksen has already said yes to a €7.5m + bonuses/year deal with Inter for the next four years, with just an agreement with Spurs needed to get the deal over the line.
After the first bid of €10m, and Tottenham wanting double that, the purpose of Ausilio’s voyage is to try and find a common ground with Daniel Levy.
Easier said than done, but Calciomercato do see this as Eriksen ‘getting closer’ to Inter.
We’ll see about that…