Martin Schoots has spent the last week or so flying around Europe, partly to finalise a deal for Christian Eriksen’s move to Inter Milan.

Today he’s back in Milan, and FCInterNews report he’s late. He should have been in the city yesterday, and a suite at a five star hotel had been booked for him, but that went wasted and he turned up this morning.

FCInterNews are very precise and say that from 2pm the Tottenham player’s agent has been in a meeting with a ‘trusted lawyer’ to settle the ‘bureaucratic formalities’ of Eriksen’s Inter contract.

The deal will last until 2024 and will see the Denmark international earn a €9m a year base salary with a further bonus payment of €1m available each season.

Those figures are after tax.

Now they just need the ‘green light’ from Tottenham so the player can move in January rather than at the end of the season. Inter originally offered as little as €8m, with Spurs wanting €20m, and the Italian club has now hit €18m.

Eriksen is said to have informed Jose Mourinho of his desire to move to Inter this month.