There’s a real belief in Italy on Monday that we are reaching the end of the Christian Eriksen saga, as the Dane continues to be linked with Inter.

That’s how Gazzetta dello Sport see it, at least, explaining that while the Serie A side have no intention of upping their up front fee of €15m for the attacking midfielder and matching Tottenham’s €20m demands, a deal could still be struck.

They explain ‘bonuses will play a key role, as usual’, and that’s where ‘the game will end, perhaps at the end of the week’.

For that to happen, a new tête-à-tête isn’t needed, and ‘maybe a conference call with Spurs’ president (Daniel) Levy will be enough to close’.

This view is also echoed by Corriere dello Sport, who write in their Monday edition that if Martin Schoots (Eriksen’s agent) isn’t successful in tying up a deal for his client, then ‘there will be direct contact between CEO (Beppe) Marotta and Tottenham’s number one, Daniel Levy’.

It’s explained the pair ‘know each other’ and the Inter board member ‘will try with a phone call’ to use his relationship with the Spurs chairman to get something done.

Not only that, but he could also use the fact Eriksen has already agreed a deal with Inter as ‘leverage to unhinge Tottenham’s resistance’.

Perhaps a couple of extra million in bonuses could do the trick, but Corriere don’t exclude the Denmark international deciding to ‘lend a hand’ by giving up a part of his salary (maybe a month or so’s worth).

How generous…