Manchester United have made a tentative enquiry about Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is set to leave the club in January.
The Dane joined the Serie A side from Tottenham in the January transfer window last year, with Spurs electing to sell as his contract was expiring the following summer.
His time in Italy has proven to be disastrous, though, with him failing to convince Antonio Conte last season and this season.
That’s left him as something of a problem they need to solve, with his big wages meaning Inter can ill afford to have him sitting on the bench long-term.
He is similarly keen to find regular playing time ahead of the European Championships next summer, and so a move in January looks extremely likely.
That’s what Gazzetta Dello Sport say today, stating that Eriksen has decided his future is away from Milan and Inter, ‘at least for a few months’.
He’s come to an agreement with Inter to ‘part ways’ in January, but the problem is finding a club to take him.
So far there have been ‘tentative enquiries’ from the Premier League, namely Arsenal and Manchester United, but they ‘do not seem to warm up’ the midfielder.
This is backed up by Corriere Dello Sport, who also say the player is on the move and a return to the Premier League is on the cards.
They also named Manchester United as a suitor, but say the idea of a move to the club is a ‘hypothesis’ that is more ‘unrealistic’ than Arsenal, who could offer Granit Xhaka in exchange.
In conclusion, Eriksen and Inter Milan are somewhat struggling to find a club that is willing to pay the money required to sign him and any suggestion a move to Manchester United is on the cards would be wide of the mark at this point.