Manchester United have reportedly held talks with Tottenham star Christian Eriksen as they step up their efforts for the January transfer market.
The Dane was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer long but it appears a transfer is more likely now.
Eriksen’s current deal with the London club ends next year so it’s likely they’ll want to cash in before that happens.
Foreign clubs can begin negotiating with him as early as January to sign him for free but United seem to want to steal ahead of the competition.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s need for creativity has been well documented and it’s difficult to imagine many better options than the 27 year old.
According to the Mirror, El Desmarque report that United have taken advantage of Eriksen’s impatience with Real Madrid and have held talks with him over a £42m transfer this January.
The Spanish giants are believed to have taken their time with making a move and so the versatile midfielder has opted for negotiating with Solskjaer’s side instead.
Eriksen would certainly add much needed quality to Manchester United but the fee mentioned makes the deal a little questionable.
It should be easy to sign the playmaker given his contract situation but Tottenham have been notorious in the past for being difficult with selling players.