Leicester considering shock move for Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen

21 January 2021 09:00

Leicester are weighing up a sensational January move for out-of-favour Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen, though his wages are thought to have put the Premier League side off a deal.

The Denmark international has endured a turbulent time at San Siro since his January 2020 move from Tottenham. In little under a year in Italy, Eriksen has mustered just 12 Serie A starts and a solitary league goal for the club.

The 28-year-old looks destined to depart the Nerazzurri, with a number of Premier League sides - including former employers Spurs and north London rivals Arsenal - said to be monitoring the midfielder.

Eriksen has had a torrid time in Italy | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Inter are keen to offload Eriksen as soon as possible in order to make room on the wage bill for new arrivals, and The Telegraph report Leicester have now joined the race for his signature.

Brendan Rodgers' side have enjoyed a superb first half to the season and currently find themselves well in the mix for the Premier League title. Their 2-0 win over struggling Chelsea on Tuesday evening saw them briefly sit top of the table, though they've since slipped down to third after both Manchester United and Manchester City won their games in hand.

However, the Foxes are understood to have 'baulked' at the Dane's £300,000-a-week salary, subsequently taking a step back from any potential deal. Currently, Inter are prepared to entertain any loan offers which include Eriksen's full salary after tax being covered.

Christian Eriksen has struggled in Serie A | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Like many other clubs, Leicester have seen their finances stretched due to the loss of matchday revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the club did manage to shift Islam Slimani off the wage bill earlier this month as he joined Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Both Demarai Gray and Hamza Choudhury have also been linked with moves away from the King Power Stadium this month, and if the pair do decide to move on then Leicester could be one step closer to landing Eriksen.

Source: 90min