Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to take outgoing Inter Milan star, Christian Eriksen, on loan until the end of the campaign.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was working on a way to see the midfielder return to the club but his former employers are looking to beat him to the reported deal.
Eriksen quit Spurs for the San Siro last January but the Dane has struggled to stamp his mark in Antonio Conte’s team.
A number of Premier League clubs were offered the opportunity to take the 28-year-old on loan.
Inter are apparently asking for Christian’s wages to be paid in full – rumoured to be £3.5 million until the end of the term.
However, United are only prepared to cover £1.3 million and want the Serie A giants to make up the difference.
“It is while our understanding, while he has been linked heavily with a return to Tottenham Hotspur, he has in fact been offered to Manchester United,” transfer expert Ian McGarry told the Transfer Window Podcast.
“It would be a loan deal until the end of the season with no option to buy as far as it goes at the moment.
“The deal is far from being done, mostly because Manchester United have not offered to pay a sufficient part of his ways.”
“He is on €8m net per year, meaning €4m for the remainder of this season. United have offered around €1.5m with Inter paying the rest.”
Meantime, Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 20-year-old Portuguese ace came through the youth system with the Eagles and has now made 33 senior team appearances for his current side, including 17 matches in all competitions this term.
Serie A pair Roma and Napoli are also understood to be interested in securing the services of the youngster.