BARCELONA have made a last ditch attempt to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.
Inter Milan remain “confident” they will land the wantaway Dane this month but the Catalans’ interest could throw a spanner in the works.
The Dane is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with non-English clubs this month to move in the summer.
But the 27-year-old wants to leave in January.
Inter are favourites for his signature after making an £11million bid.
Tottenham have told the Italian giants to up their bid to £15m if they want the deal to go through.
And Barca’s interest only strengthens the North Londoners’ position.
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The Catalans’ have made an enquiry about the 27-year-old that could see him get a move to a Spanish giant after all, according to Sky Sports News.
Real Madrid was the midfielder’s preferred destination but interest from Los Blancos was not forthcoming.
So Eriksen met with Spurs chief Daniel Levy yesterday to reiterate his desire to move to the San Siro.
The playmaker is out of contract at the end of the season and this is the last opportunity for Tottenham to receive a fee for his signature or face him leaving for nothing.
And it appears Inter are in the middle of a bidding war after director Piero Ausilio confirmed they face serious competition for his signature.
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He said: “We just made an official bid to Tottenham to sign Christian Eriksen and now we’re waiting.
“Many clubs are interested but we are confident – trying to get a top player like Eriksen.”
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho recently called on fans to “respect” Eriksen even if he does leave.