Manchester United have no interest in signing Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan, it has been claimed. The Denmark international has been linked with the Red Devils at a time where he seems destined to leave the San Siro. But with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side uninterested in a deal, a return to Tottenham could be on the cards.
United were backed to sign Eriksen back in the summer transfer window of 2019.
But Solskjaer opted against a swoop for the Denmark international, who was strutting his stuff at Tottenham at the time.
The Norwegian harboured doubts over Eriksen’s attitude, believing the player would prefer to leave Spurs for Real Madrid or Barcelona instead.
In the end, Eriksen stayed until January last year before moving to Inter Milan.
He’s failed to make an impact at the San Siro so far, however, and a parting of the ways could now be primed to take place.
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But Beyond the Pitch journalist Phil Brown has claimed United have no interest in Eriksen, and the 28-year-old won’t be moving to Old Trafford this month.
“According to senior sources, Utd have absolutely no interest in Christian Eriksen, he’s not a consideration at all,” he said on Twitter.
Eriksen is still expected to leave Inter this January, having failed to register a single goal or assist in Serie A this season.
And Tottenham could be set to welcome him back to the club, 12 months after he quit believing the grass would be greener on the other side.
Spurs are likely to loan Dele Alli to Paris Saint-Germain, with the England international struggling under Jose Mourinho this season.
And that could pave the way for Eriksen’s second coming, with Mourinho targeting a playmaker to boost his side’s hopes of winning the title.
Arsenal were previously linked with the Denmark international as well.
But the Gunners appear to now be focusing on a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard, who has been restricted to just seven La Liga appearances this term.
Meanwhile, speaking recently, former Spurs striker Darren Bent urged West Ham to enter the running for Eriksen.
Bent told Football Insider: “I can’t see that one happening because of the whole Tottenham link and he’s similar to Benrahma in terms of creativity.
“When you look at some typical David Moyes teams, you very rarely see a Christian Eriksen type player in it.
“When you look at his Everton teams, his Manchester United teams – I know it didn’t quite work out – and now he’s at West Ham, Eriksen’s kind of like a luxury player.
“I don’t quite know if he’d actually fit in there, if I’m honest, but if you can get someone of his quality in the door then bloody hell, you’ve got to do it.
“If you’re offered the opportunity of signing someone like and Eriksen, then you’ve just got to do it.
“Do I see that one getting over the line? I probably don’t but listen, stranger things have happened.”
Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta recently told Sky Sports that Eriksen was amongst the players likely to be sold.
“Eriksen is among the transfers,” the 63-year-old Italian admitted.
“It’s not a punishment but he has struggled to settle into the squad… so it is right to give him the opportunity to find more space elsewhere.”