Christian Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots is working with Inter to find a solution to the player’s high wages, with Leicester keen on the midfielder.
Eriksen has been linked with a move away from Inter this month, having endured a difficult first year there since his move from Tottenham last January.
Leicester are among his suitors, with Brendan Rodgers having targeted a creative midfielder after losing Dennis Praet to injury.
Eriksen fits the mould but Leicester baulked at the finances involved in the potential deal, with Inter wanting money and the player’s wage demands huge according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.
They explain the Italian side want to monetise the player in a permanent sale, but at the moment that’s a ‘remote option’, and so they are willing to listen to other proposals.
There is ‘timid’ interest Leicester in that regard, but at the moment the finances of the deal make it impossible for the Foxes.
They were ‘frightened’ by Inter’s desire to recoup the €27m they paid last year, and a permanent transfer or a loan with an obligatory purchase option have already been ruled out.
That leaves a ‘dry loan’ or one with an optional purchase clause, but even if Eriksen and Inter agree to such a deal, his wages remain a problem.
The Dane picks up €7.5m (a figure likely to be after tax) a year, plus bonuses, in Italy and it seems Inter would demand that is covered in full by any potential suitors. Leicester would not be willing, or even capable, of doing so.
A move is not completely off the table, though. It’s stated that there is time to get something done, but there are many hurdles that all parties need to overcome and Eriksen’s agent, Martin Schoots, needs to find a solution.
Inter want to monetise any deal, but Leicester have made it clear that is not possible. Thus, it is up to the agent to find a middle ground that suits all parties before the end of the window.