English teams are at a bit of a disadvantage to their European neighbours when it comes to securing pre-deal agreements with footballers based in England. For whatever reason, European giants can approach a footballer when they enter the last six months of their deal while the English teams need to wait until the last month.
They might approach earlier to sound out any interest, but it’s not legal. That could also explain why Man United would be interested in making a move for Christian Eriksen in winter.
The report does suggest that Denmark international is attracting a lot of interest from European clubs, but Red Devils have had an interest in him for a long time. They indicate that he would be available for nearly £40m in winter and a source at the club has said they would be interested in signing him.
If they could get the deal wrapped up quickly, then it could prevent anyone else making him a big pre-contract offer that he couldn’t refuse, but it would also leave Tottenham with an interesting decision to make.
He could be the excellent signing to Red Devils by providing some creativity in the midfield, so it will be interesting to see if they do try and make a move for him.