Saturday January 25 2020
Inter started Eriksen talks in Nov

Inter saw off heavy competition for Denmark international Christian Eriksen due to a meeting that took place in November, claims La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Nerazzurri are closing in on signing the Dane from Tottenham for a reported fee of €20m, including bonuses.

La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira states that Inter were able to stave off serious interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester United because of a meeting held between general manager Beppe Marotta and Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots on November 22.

Schira claims that a meeting was held at the Hotel Gallia in Milan that lasted for roughly 75 minutes, in which Marotta and Schoots discussed the possibility of the Denmark international joining the Serie A giants.

Negotiations have since continued, with Inter close to finalising the deal with Tottenham.

Eriksen will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract and will earn wages of €11m gross per season at San Siro, with a medical expected on Monday.

It cannot be announced until Spurs have found a suitable replacement.

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