Real Madrid willing to pay for Eriksen

Real Madrid willing to pay for Eriksen

Zidane made public his admiration for Pogba in the summer, but Madrid were unable to meet United's valuation.

According to Marca, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has told the agent of Christian Eriksen that he will sell the attacking midfielder in the January transfer window.

While Eriksen is one of a number of stars - including Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld - who could jump ship from struggling Spurs, who conceded ten goals in two matches before the worldwide break.

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Zinedine needs to add at least one central midfielder to his team in the January transfer window as several of his midfielders have suffered injuries in the last few weeks, and are not getting any younger.

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The Denmark global has reportedly rejected several offers of a new deal from Spurs, and was hoping to move to a bigger club for a "new challenge" during the summer.

However, according to the report, one stumbling block could be Eriksen's preference for a summer move, as he would likely be able to command a higher signing-on bonus in the absence of a transfer fee.

The Premier League club remain adamant that Pogba is not for sale, though Zidane believes Pogba's desire to move to the Bernabeu could make a deal more viable in the future.

Meanwhile, Madrid will also be looking to offload players in January with Mariano a player looking to leave while Brahim Diaz could also go out on loan.