Real Madrid could force Christian Eriksen U-Turn

Real Madrid pursuit of other transfer targets could see Christian Eriksen remain at Tottenham for the 2019-20 season, according to Diario AS.

The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu before the start of the new campaign, however he is not believed to be their top target.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba is widely reported to still be Zinedine Zidane's priority, meaning a deal for the former Ajax schemer could be left until 2020-21.

Eriksen stated his inclination to leave the Premier League side for a 'new challenge', following their defeat in the Champions League final, adding that a move to Real Madrid would be a 'step up'.

However the issue remains surrounding Los Blancos' unwillingness to pay Tottenham's asking price of €100m for a a player who has just one year left to run on his contract with them. 

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy does not want to lose Eriksen on a free transfer in 12 months time, however he is aware of the Danish international's value, and will demand a premium fee, from any interested parties. 

If a move does not materialise for Erikesn, he has stated that he will look at signing a new deal with Mauricio Pochettino's side, dependent on the terms being offered.

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