Inter Milan’s CEO has all but confirmed the club will sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham next week.
Eriksen has just six months left on his contract with Spurs, and was left out of their squad for their FA Cup draw with Southampton on Saturday.
It appears that the Danish international has definitely played his last game for the club, with Inter CEO Beppe Marotta revealing that his club hope to sign him ‘as soon as possible’.
“We won’t hide, you all know we’ve been negotiating with Tottenham for some time” Marotta told DAZN. “His contract is due to expire on June 30, so the only rights we are discussing are for those six months.
“We are optimistic and hope the deal can be finalised as soon as possible, especially as the transfer window closes on Friday.”
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho, formerly of Inter himself, has criticised his former club over their delayed pursuit of Eriksen.
“You can read what you want to read, I don’t want to say anything,” he said.
“I just want to say that this situation shouldn’t happen on the 25th of January.
“And it is not Tottenham‘s fault that on the 25th of January we are in the situation.
“The only thing I can say is Eriksen, since I arrive, he is behaving in a very, very professional way, with me and the team.
“Tottenham is the last one to blame for this situation, but to be on the 25th of January in a situation like this is not nice.”
Eriksen is expected to cost Inter €20m, and should have a medical on either Monday or Tuesday.