Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen could yet remain at the club, providing the club meets his wage demands, reports The Daily Mirror.
The Denmark international has become one of Spurs’ key players in recent years and one of Europe’s biggest stars.
Eriksen’s current contract with Tottenham expires at the end of next season, when the club could lose him for free if no new deal is agreed.
With interest from other teams in the 27-year-old reportedly high, Spurs are keen to sign a new contract with him.
If they fail to agree terms, chairman Daniel Levy is likely to prefer cashing in by selling him this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing.
Unfortunately for Tottenham fans, the latest reports suggest that talks between the North London club and Eriksen’s representatives have made little progress.
However, The Mirror claims that the midfielder will only renew his Tottenham contract if the club commits to paying him as much as Harry Kane – £200,000 per week.
That would make him the club’s equal highest earner and represent a significant pay rise from his current £80,000 per week deal.
The report claims that Tottenham offered Kane his deal as a ‘one-off’ given Kane’s importance to the club, which would be a blow if Eriksen hopes to earn that much.
If, as the report claims, Manchester United are prepared to offer him £250,000 per week, then holding out for more money from Spurs may be the first step towards Eriksen leaving the club in the summer.
Tottenham fans would undoubtedly be disappointed to see him leave, particularly if he goes to another Premier League club, having made 268 appearances for Spurs since arriving from Ajax in August 2013.