Inter Milan will sell Christian Eriksen just a year after signing him – but only if they can make a £10million profit on the former Tottenham star in January.
The Denmark midfielder has endured a nightmare spell since leaving Spurs for the San Siro in a £17m deal during the last winter transfer window.
Inter Milan have reportedly set an asking price of £27million for midfielder Christian Eriksen
Eriksen has struggled to nail down a regular place in the starting XI of Antonio Conte (right)
ERIKSEN THIS SEASON
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Tuttosport say that Inter chiefs want £27m for Eriksen, who signed a contract until the summer of 2024 upon his arrival at the Serie A giants.
The Italian publication go on to say that Eriksen’s six-minute cameo against Real Madrid in midweek, when he came on at the end of the game with Inter down to 10 men and trailing 2-0, was the ‘last humiliation’ for the ex-Ajax man.
The group stage clash finished 2-0, ensuring that Inter are unable to reach the knockout stages of the competition despite still having two games to play.
Eriksen, 28, wants to leave the San Siro when the transfer window reopens and a return to the Premier League is among his options.
Inter boss Antonio Conte is happy to sign-off his departure, but is already eyeing potential replacements as he looks to get the season back on track.
Manchester United midfielder Fred, who has enjoyed a resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent weeks, is among Conte’s top targets.
Eriksen, pictured in action earlier this season, has told Inter chiefs that he wants to leave
Manchester United midfielder Fred is on Conte’s list of potential replacements for Eriksen
PSG’s Leandro Paredes, Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso and Arsenal star Granit Xhaka are also listed as options by Tuttosport.
Inter would reportedly consider a swap deal for any of their targets, but a straight cash deal for Eriksen will cost significantly more than the price they paid for him less than a year ago.
Earlier this week, Inter sporting director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that Eriksen had already asked to leave the club.
Eriksen joined Inter for £17m from Spurs last January but the move has not worked out
Marotta told DAZN: ‘Conte responded in expansive fashion. We can’t keep a player who at the moment is asking to be sold.
‘We will make the right evaluations. At the moment he’s available and Conte is using him in a way that is respectful of the club.
‘Offers? At the moment they have yet to arrive. Should that change we will try to find the right combination.’
Conte seemed to suggest that he was unhappy with Eriksen’s application earlier this month, saying: ‘All the choices I make are always and only for the good of Inter not for the good of the single player.
‘Players must be functional to an idea and a project in order to be competitive at national and international level.
‘The modern footballer must be fast, strong, resistant. I take the technique for granted if you join a club like Inter.’
Earlier this week, ESPN claimed that Eriksen had been offered to Arsenal in a cut-price deal worth just £12m.
Conte is fighting to save his job at Inter after crashing out of the Champions League this week
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