Manchester United believe they can sign Tottenham midfielder and Real Madrid target Christian Eriksen in summer, the Telegraph reports.
The Dane 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 Madrid 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.
Cadena Cope have previously stated that Eriksen is an option for Los Blancos 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, but no move ever materialised.
Indeed, a report in Diario AS last week said United had lodged a €23.5m (£20m) offer for the Denmark international in January, although the player is still keeping his options open with Madrid and Juventus also in the hunt.