We’ve got an old transfer rumor from the Spring, coming back into light in the last week of the transfer window. More below from the Telegraph:
Manchester United are pursuing an audacious late move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen is keen for a new challenge and United are interested in trying to strike a deal before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.
The Denmark midfielder, 27, has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but Tottenham have yet to receive a formal bid and United are hoping that may encourage Spurs to compromise on price.
Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, would prefer to sell Eriksen overseas rather than to a direct rival but he is also reluctant to allow such a valuable asset to leave for nothing when his contract expires next summer.
United would have to pay a significantly higher fee than a European suitor to land Eriksen but, with less than 72 hours before the close of the window, there is hope Levy would accept much less than the £130m English clubs were being quoted at the end of last season.
Rumor has it that the Man United hierarchy thinks they can pry away the highly regarded Dane for as little as £50M. This would be the Gazump of the summer if we could hold onto Pogba at the same time.
Next 72 hours will be interesting. The American Red Devils will keep you posted.
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