By Jack Hart
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told club chairman Daniel Levy that he wants to keep hold of Christian Eriksen and fend off the advances of Paris Saint-Germain as
they look to lure him to the French capital in a £100 million move, according to The Express.
The Scandinavian star has reportedly snubbed a new contract offer at Spurs and has just two years remaining on his current deal, which has sparked the interest of PSG.
The European transfer window does not shut until August 31 giving the Parisian outfit time
to negotiate for the Tottenham playmaker.
PSG reportedly made their interest in the Danish international known before the World Cup as they look for a midfield schemer.
Tottenham, however, are said to be determined to tie Eriksen down to a new deal as he plays a key role in the team, as shown when he managed 14 goals and 10 assists last season.
The Spurs man is said to have declined the offer given to him this summer and the longer the contract negotiations go on the more the power shifts in the Dane’s favour as the club become more and more desperate to keep him.
Tottenham will be doing all they can to stop Eriksen leaving as they were the only club in the Premier League not to sign any players during the summer transfer window and would be unable to buy a replacement until January.
A move elsewhere in Europe would surely be attractive to him with interest not only from PSG but also the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to the press.
Money talks in football and Tottenham are going to have to dig deep to keep Eriksen in North London.