Solskjaer told Man United to sign £100m-rated playmaker

Christian Eriksen is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer priority signings in the summer.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is wanted by Real Madrid this transfer window after establishing himself as one of the best playmakers in the last two years.

Christian Eriksen would jump at the chance to join Los Blancos and has so far given no assurances he will sign a new contract with Spurs. The Mirror claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken to Ed Woodward about signing the midfielder and Manchester United are prepared to triple Dane’s wages.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is especially difficult to negotiate with, but Manchester United feel Christian Eriksen’s reluctance to sign a new deal, and Real Madrid’s focus on other targets could play into their hands.

The Denmark international enters the final 12 months of his deal in the summer, and Real Madrid are prioritising the signings of Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard.

Manchester United would be willing to offer Eriksen a £240,000-a-week deal, an incredible increase on the £80,000 per week he currently earns at White Hart Lane.

If Spurs are willing to sell, the Red Devils expect they would demand upwards of £95 million for Christian Eriksen.

Daniel Levy would not want to lose the prized asset on a free next year, and figures within the club’s board are growing increasingly concerned the Scandinavian ace will run down his contract.

Spurs have begun the process of finding a replacement for the 27-year-old, with the likes of James Maddison on their target list.