Eriksen in talks with Inter, as Spurs close to midfield signing

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte. Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images.

The European transfer window in January has been relatively quiet so far. However, one club with a seeming hive of transfer activity happening is Tottenham.

Here are two stories related to the north London club:

Spurs in talks with Inter about Eriksen

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham are in negotiations with Inter over the sale of wantaway Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Reportedly the pair are still some way apart in their valuations of the former Ajax ace. Tottenham are believed to want around £17million for Eriksen, while Inter have offered around £8.5million. The pair are expected to reach a compromise over the transfer fee, as the 27-year-old revealed last summer that he wanted a new challenge.

The attacking midfielder is of course out of contract at the north London club this summer, so could leave as a free agent.

Eriksen had previously been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United. However, a switch to the Scudetto-chasing Nerazzurri looks a good one, with former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte at the helm of the Milan giants.

Spurs set to sign a potential replacement

Reports in the Daily Mail claim that Spurs are set to complete the signing of Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal. The loan deal will cost a reported £4million, then Tottenham would have the option to buy the 21-year-old for a fee of around £40million.

Although Fernandes is a different sort of player to Eriksen, he is considered by some as a replacement for the Danish international. What the signing will do is boost boss Jose Mourinho’s central midfield options.

Fernandes had fallen out of favour at Benfica and was also interesting Spurs London rivals West Ham. However, it seems the youngster has decided that his future lies in north London under his compatriot Mourinho.

Will Gedson Fernandes prove to be a good signing for Tottenham?

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