• If nothing happens on Saturday he will stay, says Pochettino
• Manager declines to say it Eriksen will face Arsenal on Sunday
Mauricio Pochettino says that Saturday is D-Day for Christian Eriksen’s Tottenham future. The manager is nervous that one of Eriksen’s suitors on mainland Europe will make a move for him before Monday’s deadline and, if it comes today, it could be problematic for Spurs. On the other hand, if the day passes without development, Pochettino would be confident that Eriksen will remain at the club – if only for this season, the final one on his contract.
Eriksen has said he is open to a new challenge and is believed to have his heart set on a move to Spain – to either Real Madrid or Barcelona. It is unclear whether either club will make a play for him. Paris Saint-Germain have been credited with an interest in Eriksen if they were to lose Neymar to Barcelona but would he want to go to them? The midfielder has shown no inclination to sign a new contract at Spurs, who face Arsenal in Sunday’s derby at Emirates Stadium.