Fabrizio Romano provides update on rumours linking Eriksen with Spurs return

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Fabrizio Romano has revealed that intermediaries have been in discussion over the possibility of Christian Eriksen returning to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Italian football journalist revealed during his appearance on The Last Word on Spurs podcast (14/01 – 21:43) that Jose Mourinho was open to the prospect of the playmaker returning to North London this month on a six-month loan deal.

Eriksen ended his seven-year association with the Premier League side a year ago when he completed a £16.9million move to Inter Milan and penned a four-and-a-half-year contract  (Sky Sports).

Romano insisted that there has been no formal talks between the two clubs and the main issue lies with Eriksen’s salary which has almost doubled since he made the switch to the Serie A giants.

He claimed that his situation could come to a head during the last week of the January transfer window should he push for an exit to get regular game time.

The 28-year-old has only started in four of Inter’s sixteen Serie A matches this season, but did make the starting eleven in Wednesday evening’s Coppa Italia tie against Fiorentina which saw the Dane playing in the unfamiliar role of a holding midfielder (transfermarkt).

“Yes he is open, he would be happy to be back at Tottenham,” Romano said.

“Also last summer, he had some opportunity. Even in July, he was open to coming back to Tottenham. It’s not up to him, it is up to the clubs.”

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