On Janaury 21st, we covered a report from Sport which stated Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen doesn’t hide his desire to play for Real Madrid.

A day later, Mundo Deportivo explained the Denmark international could replace Luka Modric at Santiago Bernabeu, who wanted to join Inter Milan last summer.

According to AS, there’s been a new development as they claim the Champions League winners have decided to end their interest in the 26-year-old, who has less than 18 months left on his contract.

There are two reasons for this. The first one is that Luka Modric is not leaving the 13-time European champions and the Spanish capital club are working on extending his contract.

Dani Ceballos is viewed as a long-term replacement for the Ballon d’Or winner and this is mentioned as the second reason why Real Madrid have ‘withdrawn from the bidding’ for Eriksen.

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Modric and Ceballos share a very good relationship and the former has been helping the 22-year-old from the time he joined the club from Real Betis in 2017.

These Eriksen claims tend to have a pattern in Spain. First it’s reasons Real Madrid may be interested, and then it’s reasons why the move won’t happen… and repeat.