Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen, according to the Times.
It is believed Madrid will instead prioritise moves for Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard, meaning Manchester United and Chelsea could face nervous summers.
Eriksen is out of contract at the end of next season and has been linked with the likes of Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
Recent reports have claimed Spurs are increasingly confident they will be able to convince the Dane to sign a new long-term contract with the club.
And if the Times’ story is to be believed, those chances have just increased with Madrid set to end their pursuit of Eriksen.
The La Liga giants are said to be reluctant to negotiate with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over Eriksen, who is apparently valued at around £60 million.
Levy would probably attempt to bring in a much larger fee, and Madrid may find it easier to secure deals for Hazard and Pogba.
Mauricio Pochettino recently suggested talks over a new deal with Eriksen won’t happen until the end of the season – the sooner things are sorted out, the better.