Christian Eriksen looks set to leave Inter Milan this summer with Spurs the most likely destination, according to a report in Italy.
The playmaker joined Inter Milan from Tottenham in January for a £16.9m fee after running down his contract to six months.
He was expecting to make a big impact in Italy under manager Antonio Conte but has been limited to just four Serie A starts this season.
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It now it looks like the Denmark international will leave Inter with a return to Spurs looking increasingly likely.
Calciomercato describes Eriksen as ‘on sale’ with ‘work of some intermediaries on the Premier League front has rekindled the interest of some English clubs’.
It is said that Jose Mourinho ‘would like him on loan’ but the main stumbling block will be over the finances of any deal.
Inter understandably ‘does not want to give Eriksen on a free loan to the same club’ that they paid £16.9m to in the summer.
Calciomercato adds that the 28-year-old ‘can only return to the Spurs on an expensive loan and with payment of the salary, otherwise nothing will be done’.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has insisted Tanguy Ndombele deserves all the praise for his Tottenham turnaround.
Spurs’ record signing looked to have a bleak future when Mourinho arrived at the club after struggling to adapt to the Premier League, with the Portuguese regularly criticising the midfielder’s hunger and fitness.
But this season has seen the 24-year-old come to the fore as a key player in Mourinho’s side and his “genius” strike in a 3-1 win at Sheffield United will be long remembered as he produced an audacious flick over the goalkeeper’s head when running away from goal.
It came at a vital moment, restoring the visitors’ two-goal lead after David McGoldrick headed home following first-half goals from Serge Aurier and Harry Kane.
Mourinho gave Ndombele all the credit for his revival at the north London club.
He said: “I coach for so many years, had so many players and I have enough experience to say and to feel that when a player is not playing very well, it’s his responsibility, and when a player turns things around and brings his performance level to a very high level, it’s also his responsibility.
“It’s a great example that with me the door is always open. The door of the team is always open, and when a player is not playing he has to try to understand why and he has to try to understand how can he walk through that door. He understood, he understood.
“The goal is amazing, but I don’t care about the goal, I care about the performance and the performance was magnificent and I’m really pleased that he’s come to this level. He’s playing very, very well.”