Christian Eriksen makes decision over Man Utd and Arsenal transfers

Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Parma Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 31, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
Eriksen has struggled in Serie A (Picture: Getty)

Christian Eriksen is ready to turn down a Premier League return, despite interest from both Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Danish playmaker has struggled since leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Inter Milan and finds himself on the fringes of Antonio Conte’s plans.

Eriksen, 28, has started just five times for the Italian giants this season and Inter are open to offloading him in the January transfer window.

It’s believed that the Serie A side want £27million – around £10m more than what they paid to sign him from Spurs – but he is attracting plenty of interest.

Manchester United consider him to be a decent Paul Pogba replacement, amid uncertainty surrounding the France international’s future, while Arsenal are admirers.

Reports have claimed Conte’s side would be open to a swap deal involving Granit Xhaka.

 Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale reacts during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and FC Internazionale at Sardegna Arena on December 13, 2020 in Cagliari, Italy.
Eriksen has struggled in Serie A (Picture: Getty)

However, despite interest from the Premier League giants, Eriksen is not keen on a move, according to the Daily Star.

He is concerned about returning to England’s top flight with ‘his tail between his legs’ and fears a move would be an acknowledgement of failure and a step backwards in his career.

Instead, he favours a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Eriksen would take some convincing to move to United or Arsenal, although he may find himself desperate if offers from other clubs aren’t forthcoming.

It’s likely he would have to take a paycut to return to the Premier League, as he benefits from big tax breaks in Italy.

His time at Inter certainly appears to be up. He was on the bench as they were knocked out of the Champions League, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte opting to start a half-fit Nicolo Barella instead.

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