On Monday, Fotomaç explained that Galatasaray had negotiated a deal to sign Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen. The winter market in Turkey closed on Friday and they weren’t able to get this deal over the line.

It was also reported the Istanbul club have promised to return for the 31-year-old in the summer.

Fotospor now explain why the Süper Lig side couldn’t convince Manchester United, who ‘were open’ to offers for the midfielder in the last window.

The Istanbul club’s idea was to sign Eriksen on a loan deal until the end of this season and it’s said they wanted the Red Devils to cover 80% of his wages. The report adds this deal has been delayed until the end of the season, meaning a new attempt is expected in the summer.

His deal at Old Trafford lasts until 2025 and if Erik ten Hag’s side were to open the exit door for the Denmark international in the summer, it’s unlikely to be a free loan deal.

Turkish journalist Ali Naci Küçük, relayed by Yeni Şafak, also claims Galatasaray wanted to pay 20% of the player’s salary and not offer a loan fee to Manchester United. This offer wasn’t enough for Manchester United to give a green light for the transfer.

Eriksen has a goal and two assists from 19 games this season.