TOP STORY: PSG moving for Inter target Eriksen
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has given the green light to a transfer to Inter Milan this month, with talks already underway over a deal that would see the Denmark international head to the San Siro before the closure of the January transfer window.
Sky Italy journalist Fabrizio Romano claims the Nerazzurri have made an opening bid of €10 million for the 27-year-old, whose contract in north London expires at the end of the season, meaning he could leave Spurs for nothing in the summer.
However, reports in The Mirror claim Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a late swoop for Eriksen, with the French champions rumoured to be plotting a £14m move.
PSG have been monitoring talks between Spurs and Inter, and are now poised to make their move, and the Parisians’ bid comes closer to Spurs’ €20m valuation.
Eriksen surprisingly played the full 90 minutes in Spurs’ FA Cup replay win over Boro and Jose Mourinho said after the match he can “hold his head up high.”
“He played very well. Very professional which is what I expect from him,” he said. “If his decision is to leave I think he has to leave with his head up.”
That certainly has an air of farewell to it, doesn’t it?
Atletico and PSG set for crunch Cavani talks
Atletico Madrid have stepped up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but fears have emerged that the Uruguayan’s salary demands could scupper a move, according to reports at AS.
The 32-year-old Cavani has been in and out the PSG team since the arrival of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan at the start of the season, and Atleti manager Diego Simeone has identified the former Palermo forward as a priority signing for the January transfer window.
However, despite reports that the player wants to make the move, major obstacles remain over Cavani’s salary, which goes beyond the internal wage cap at the club. Meanwhile, the French champions also have their own reservations over the prospect of selling their all-time leading goal scorer to a potential opponent in the latter stages of the Champions League.
Milan clubs offered Rami deal
The 34-year-old spent a year in the red half of Milan in 2014 before leaving for Sevilla, but the Frenchman’s agent has offered his former club the chance to re-sign the player, while also leaving the door ajar for Milan’s arch rivals Inter to make a surprise swoop.
Rami is currently plying his trade at Turkish side Fenerbahce, having joined the club at the start of the season on an initial one-year deal. However, the France international has struggled to settle in Istanbul, and has instructed his agent to find him a new club as he looks to secure a place in the France squad for Euro 2020.
– Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz has been told he can leave the club, and Marca claims Portuguese giants Benfica are lining up a move for the 26-year-old, who has failed to make a single appearance for Los Blancos in La Liga this season.
– AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez looks set for a move to PSV Eindhoven before the end of the January transfer window, according to Calciomercato. The Rossoneri expect to receive around €6m for the Swiss international, who has made just five Serie A appearances this season.
– The Sun says Arsenal may have inadvertently confirmed youngster Eddie Nketiah’s next loan move after placing Bristol City’s logo next to the player’s photo on the Squad Profiles section of the Gunners’ official website. The Robins are one of many Championship clubs chasing the 20-year-old.