Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists the club is ‘not scared’ to sell star players to rival clubs in an apparent reference to Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen is one of three star players at the North London clubs whose contract are expiring and who have been strongly linked with an exit, including Belgian defensive duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
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.
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.
“We are honestly not scared to trade with our rivals,” Levy explained to the London Evening Standard.
“My view is really simple. For a player to sign a new contract, not only have the conditions got to be right but the player has got to want to do it. It is up to those players whether they want to stay at Tottenham and we'll see.”
Cadena Cope have previously stated 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.