Cape Town - Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen
is close to signing for Inter Milan, according to the Italian side's
president Giuseppe Marotta.
Sky Sport Italia report that the Nerazzurri have reached an agreement
with Tottenham over Eriksen for €20 millions, including bonuses.
The Dane, whose contract expires in the summer, has been a prime
target for Inter throughout this month although the Serie A club have
struggled to agree a fee with Spurs.
Varying reports have claimed the final figure could be anything
between £15 million and £25 million, although it now seems as though the maximum Spurs
will be paid will be just under £18 million.
Eriksen, who was not named in the starting XI or the bench in the FA
Cup fourth-round tie at Southampton on Saturday, should earn €8 million per season.
He is expected to jet into Milan on Monday to complete the
formalities of the deal with an element of confirmation coming from
Marotta ahead of Inter's 1-1 draw with Cagliari on Sunday.
The Inter CEO told DAZN: "You all know that we are negotiating with
Tottenham, I am optimistic and I hope everything can be concluded
quickly because the market closes on Friday and we hope to conclude the
negotiation in the next few days."
Once all the loose ends of the Eriksen deal are tied up, Inter will
then push ahead with other transfer business as they continue to pursue
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud and field calls about midfielder Matias
Vecino - an Everton target.
"A good player arrives, then we will talk about the final dynamics of
this market internally," added Marotta, who has already added two other
ex-Premier League players this month - Ashley Young and Victor Moses.
Ex-Manchester United man Young contributed an assist on his debut,
setting up Lautaro Martinez for Inter's opener on Sunday while Moses was
an unused substitute for coach Antonio Conte.
"Certainly important professionals have arrived, you have to give
them time to settle down and Conte will work on this," concluded
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