Eriksen placed on Inter’s transfer list amid Spurs, Arsenal links

James Holland
Eriksen Spurs Arsenal

Inter Milan have officially placed midfielder Christian Eriksen on their transfer list ready for January, intensifying rumours of a Premier League return.

The playmaker left Spurs in January for a £16.9 million fee after running down his contract to six months.

He was expecting to make a big impact in Italy under manager Antonio Conte.

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But that hasn’t happened and it now looks like he will leave in January. Both Spurs and Arsenal have been linked with his signature.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta revealed the news. He said: “Yes, I can confirm that Christian Eriksen is on the transfer list. He’s going leave in January. 

“He’s not functional to our plans and he’s had difficulty here at Inter. I think it’s right that Christian goes away to find more space.”

That means Eriksen has moved one step closer to a sensational return to England. Spurs are thought to be interested in re-signing the Danish international, but only for a reduced price.

Arsenal are also in the running to sign Eriksen. It’s thought that club officials see him as a cheaper alternative to Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, who could cost around £70 million.

As revealed by journalist Fabrizio Romano recently, Eriksen is not Arsenal’s main target in the January window. But he’s still in with a shout.

Romano said: “He has been offered to Arsenal, but we always said that he’s not the first choice for Arsenal.

“So, let’s see what Arsenal will do for their first choice – if it will be Houssem Aouar or another player. At the moment, Eriksen is not the first one.”

Arsenal have struggled going forward this season, which is why they are targeting a number of attacking options.

They’ve scored 12 goals in their first 14 league fixtures, which has seen them slide down the table to 15th.

Signing Eriksen from Inter could help manager Mikel Arteta to get the best out of his strikers.