Barcelona have made initial moves to try and sign Christian Eriksen, according to The Independent.
That comes after Liverpool definitively ruled out selling Barcelona’s priority target Philippe Coutinho.
However, Coutinho has now submitted an official transfer request at Liverpool. The Brazilian is reportedly unwilling to play in the Merseysiders’ opening game of the new Premier League season against Watford on Saturday.
That could be good news for Spurs. If Barcelona sign Coutinho, their interest in Eriksen is certain to cool.
Liverpool have rejected Coutinho’s transfer request and have the right to keep him at the club against his wishes, but that might be difficult.
The Independent claims Barcelona’s initial moves to lure Eriksen were made “through intermediaries”, suggesting the La Liga giants are yet to make an official approach for the Dane.
Tottenham have already said they won’t be letting any more first-team players leave this summer following Kyle Walker’s exit.
Even if Eriksen wanted to go, I presume Spurs would take a similar stance to Liverpool.