Juventus have made contact with Tottenham star Christian Eriksen over a potential free transfer next summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Eriksen has just one year left on his Spurs contract and has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. Reports suggest Tottenham haven’t given up their hopes of agreeing terms on a new deal, but it is apparently unlikely Eriksen will extend his stay in north London.
That means to make any kind of profit on the Dane, Spurs will have to sell him before the European transfer window closes at the end of the month, or in January. But the Mail claims there is a chance he will leave for nothing next summer.
It is believed Juventus are planning an attempt to sign Eriksen on a free transfer. Talks with the 27-year-old can begin in January, so it would mean him staying at Tottenham until the end of the season.
The situation is reminiscent of Arsenal losing Aaron Ramsey to Juventus for nothing. The Gunners were unable to tie down one of their star players to a longer contract, nor was it possible to find a buyer before the Italian champions swooped and agreed a deal with Ramsey himself.
Losing Eriksen on a free transfer will not please Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who is renowned for his desire to get the best deal possible when it comes to buying and selling. It will be interesting to see how this story develops.
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