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Chelsea tipped to explore option of signing Eriksen

Chelsea have been told to sign Christian Eriksen by Stephen Warnock, per Sky Sports News via The Daily Express.

What’s he said?

Eriksen’s future is up in the air in north London.

His contract expires at the end of the season and he has yet to commit to fresh terms.

Inter Milan have been credited with an interest in securing his signature but Warnock has urged Chelsea to get involved in the bidding; he will be available on a free transfer in the summer.

Asked about the type of player they could target, he said: “The one that springs to mind, not that Chelsea are going to go for him, is Christian Eriksen.

“Out of contract in the summer and you’re thinking ‘Can we get him at a knockdown price?’

“Or do you risk going against other clubs in the summer and competing against five or six other clubs?

“They’re the situations that you have to weigh up as a manager.”

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It remains to be seen, as Warnock suggests, if Chelsea actually believe that they need to sign the Denmark international.

Mason Mount has been doing a fine job at Stamford Bridge, scoring five goals and registering three assists in the Premier League, but the potential to bring Eriksen in and also get one over on bitter rivals Spurs could prove too tempting to resist.

The 27-year-old’s form has dipped this season – he has scored twice and registered two assists in the league – but at his best, he is a world-class playmaker.

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Throughout his time at Spurs, he has registered 89 assists in 309 appearances.

He would surely get into Chelsea’s team and he still has more than a few years in him at an elite level.

It could be a shrewd deal for Frank Lampard’s men and would surely be a knife through Spurs’ heart, particularly given his initial desire to move to Spain in the summer.

Sources at the time confirmed to FFC that he was hoping to leave England and seek a new culture; a hop across London would not go down at all well at Spurs, with it likely to be seen as a betrayal.

They would be fuming and that, surely, is likely to appeal to the Blues.

Meanwhile, Spurs have been urged to go the other way and sign a Chelsea man. 

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