French champions Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a £100m bid to snatch Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Daily Express.
Tottenham fans witnessed a quiet summer under Mauricio Pochettino as the Lilywhites did not make any new signings in the market but things could be set to spark into life in the final days of the European transfer window.
The Daily Express claims Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing a late move for Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen and are prepared to pay a whopping £100m to lure the Denmark international to the French capital.
Eriksen’s future in North London remains subject to intense speculation as contract talks between him and the club show no signs of conclusion, with the 26-year-old having entered the final two years of his current deal.
PSG could use that to their advantage with a late swoop in the market, with the report stating Thomas Tuchel’s side will target a move if they fail in a £81m approach to land Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona.
While news of PSG’s interest in Eriksen will lead to alarm bells ringing at Tottenham, the reports should be taken with a huge pinch of salt due to the ongoing insight into the French club’s financials by European governing body UEFA.
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A potential bid for Eriksen does not really make sense considering alternative reports, including those via The Guardian, suggest that PSG may have to sell either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe in order to adhere to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
It is therefore extremely unlikely that PSG have the finances or the intention to seal a move for Eriksen before Friday’s European deadline, although it should at least boot Spurs into action as they seek to secure a new deal for their creative star.