Juventus rival Real Madrid for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen

Juventus are preparing to rival interest from Real Madrid in Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, write Corriere dello Sport.

The Denmark international is out of contract at the North London club in the summer of 2020 and is free to talk to other clubs from January.

A report last month in Diario AS claimed that Spurs have offered the player a new contract with an improved wage but he is stalling and considering a move elsewhere.

The front pages of both Marca and Diario AS have been dominated by the speculation that Los Blancos will move to sign him this winter.

It is claimed that Los Blancos were interested in the player in 2018 but the valuation of €150m meant their interest was discontinued, but this summer Eriksen was said to be priced below €70m, due to his contractual situation.

It had been reported that Spurs supremo Daniel Levy may allow the club to cash-in on the midfielder this summer, to provide funds for squad reinvestment, but no move came to fruition.

Cadena Cope have also had their say – stating that Eriksen is an option but his transfer would be with a view to the 2020/21 campaign, and he will only be signed in January should a player leave the club.

A report in Diario AS in June claimed that there was a ‘verbal agreement’ between the former Ajax playmaker and Madrid.

It is yet unclear what the appointment of Jose Mourinho, replacing Mauricio Pochettino, at Spurs will have on the situation.

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