MANCHESTER UNITED want Christian Eriksen on loan until the end of the season, according to reports.
But the deal is being held up as the Red Devils have reportedly offered to pay less than 40 per cent of the Inter outcast’s wages with the Italians paying the rest.
The Danish playmaker, 28, left Tottenham a year ago to join Inter Milan.
But the £16.9million transfer has flopped miserably over the last 12 months under Antonio Conte.
And Eriksen is thought to want out already with Inter open to loaning him to put him in the shop window for a summer sale.
And United have made an offer to the Serie A side, according to the Transfer Window podcast.
Host Ian McGarry said: “Christian Eriksen’s move out of Italy is getting closer.
“It’s our understanding however that – while he’s been linked heavily with a return to Tottenham – he has in fact been offered to Manchester United.
“This would be a loan deal until the end of the season with no option to buy as far as it goes at the moment.
“The deal is far from being done mostly because Man Utd have not offered to pay a sufficient part of his wages which are £7.08million net per year – meaning £3.54m to the end of the season.
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“It’s our understanding United have offered to pay £1.33m with Inter paying the rest.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is quite keen on the idea. He is looking for a creative central midfielder to assist in United’s challenge for the Premier League title.”
United face competition from Eriksen’s old club Spurs who are also keen on a loan.
New Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino may try and reunite with the 103-cap Denmark international while Arsenal, Wolves and Ajax have also been linked.
Eriksen spent six-and-a-half years with Tottenham but left when Jose Mourinho came in.
He made 305 appearances for the club, scoring 69 goals.
But since his switch to Italy, his stats make for pretty grim reading with just four in 40 matches – and not a goal or assist in his 14 appearances this term.
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