Eriksen Linked With Cut-Price United Transfer
Manchester United will try and sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window.
The Denmark international was linked during the summer with both United and Real Madrid. However, he preferred a move to Spain rather a switch to another club in the Premier League even though United were prepared to pay a transfer fee of £70 million.
The Sun claims United could make a fresh attempt to sign Eriksen in the winter. The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and the paper states the he was “flattered” by United’s interest. But it adds while he is keen to move away from Tottenham he isn’t comfortable with the prospect of Spurs not receiving a fee for him. That could lead to a move in January.
However, Real Madrid’s interest could be re-awakened by the prospect of a cut-price transfer. The La Liga side weren’t interested in meeting Spurs’ £70 million valuation but could be more keen on a cheaper deal.
Smalling Loan To Last More Than One Season?
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could remain with Serie A side Roma beyond the end of his loan.
The former England international has joined Roma for the rest of the season but agent Giulio Meozzi, who acted as an intermediary in the deal, claims there is an option that the loan period could last longer than just this season.
“An important transfer,” he told Tuttmercatoweb. “There is a possibility of making a dry loan, with the option to keep for next year and that depends on his performances.
“Roma has done good business and has also been able to sell well. Smalling was an important operation just as that of Zappacosta.”
Smalling, 29, is under contract at Old Trafford until 2022.