MANCHESTER UNITED are set to launch a fresh bid for Christian Eriksen – and are hoping to tempt Spurs chief Daniel Levy into a quick sale with a £42million offer.
Old Trafford chiefs joined Real Madrid and Juventus in the hunt for the Denmark playmaker last summer.
Levy is said to have a gentleman’s agreement with the Dane that he will not move to another English club.
But the prospect of banking £40m-plus just five months before he leaves on a free could convince Levy to sell to United, say Spanish outlet El Desmarque.
Eriksen has been hugely disappointing so far this term and barely figured in the starting XI of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The excellent display of Argentine playmaker Giovanni Lo Celso against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in midweek could no convince Poch to agree to let Eriksen move sooner rather than later.
The stumbling block could be Eriksen, 27, who knows he will get more wages and a bigger signing-on fee should he leave at the end of the season.
French giant Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are also keen on wrapping up a January move for Eriksen.
Real are also in negotiations with United about the transfer of Paul Pogba.
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Their latest offer is James Rodriguez plus a cash sum for a player that Old Trafford chiefs rate at £180m.
Eriksen joined Spurs in an £11.5m deal from Ajax in 2013.
The Dane has previously indicated he wants a move outside the UK, with Madrid said to be his preferred destination.
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