Inter Milan are ready to male a new bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen this week and are confident of signing the Dane, reported The Guardian.
The report suggests that the Milanese giants had a bid of €10 million plus add ons rejected by Spurs earlier in the window for the Danish midfielder and are now preparing a deal worth €15 million (£12.8 million) plus add ons.
Eriksen has made no secret of the fact that he wants to win trophies and wishes to leave Tottenham.
The creative midfielder has refused to pen a new deal with Spurs even with the arrival of decorated manager Jose Mourinho.
His Tottenham contract runs out in the summer, which has made it hard for Spurs chief Daniel Levy to get a transfer fee that he would command in the market under normal circumstances with clubs knowing that they can sign him on a free six months later.
Levy, known for his exceptional negotiation skills, will nonetheless look to maximise the value he can get out of the Dane’s Tottenham exit.
The report suggests that Spurs man Eriksen has already agreed personal terms with the Italian giants and would become the second player to move to San Siro this window from the Premier League following the arrival of Ashley Young from Manchester United.
Inter are second in the Serie A table, four points behind Juventus and manager Antonio Conte is keen to add Eriksen to his armoury to reinforce the club’s title charge.
It seems that Conte’s spell in England with Chelsea has made quite the impression with the club having already signed Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in the summer and now being linked with several players from the English top flight.
Inter drew 1-1 with Lecce at the weekend despite taking 24 shots and could do with Eriksen’s creativity in their side.
Tottenham meanwhile aren’t expected to sign a big name to replace the Dane but rather rely on summer signing Giovani Lo Celso, who seems to be hitting his stride at the right time.
The Spurs midfielder impressed in his side’s defeat to Liverpool recently before getting on the scoresheet in the FA Cup third round replay against Middlesbrough.