‘Must be sold in January’ as Chelsea close in on possible bargain deal for £60m rated Premier League ace


Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson says Christian Eriksen’s time at the club should end in January with the likes of Chelsea linked.

Eriksen has become a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side over the past few seasons and is one of the creative reasons why they score so many goals throughout the course of the season, but there has been speculation that he could leave the club.

It is believed that the Danish star has refused three contract offers from Spurs over the past few months, with the latest reportedly close to the £110,000-a-week mark, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Barcelona all keeping a close eye.

It is no secret that Chelsea have long admired the ability of Eriksen and could have made a move this summer if they were able to acquire players during this transfer window, but with the ban still in place, they were unable to make a firm offer for the midfielder.

However, there has been some speculation in the media over the past few days which have claimed that Chelsea are confident that their appeal to FIFA over their transfer ban can be overturned, meaning that Frank Lampard may be able to wrap up a couple of deals if needed.

Tottenham are in a predicament, with Eriksen unwilling to sign a contract extension as he enters the final 12 months of his deal and it would mean he’d be free to talk to other clubs from January, but Robinson has come out and claimed that Tottenham need to sell the midfielder in the winter window.

“I think Eriksen’s a real problem for them,” he told Sky Sports News. “He’s got six months left on his deal, if he wasn’t going to sign for them in the summer they should’ve sold him then and got money for him.

“They’re going to have to get money for him in January if he’s not going to sign. He has to be honest and say look, I want to move on, I want to go, let’s do what’s best for both parties and try to do a good deal now.”

Eriksen is a man that is hit and miss and many Spurs fans would love to see him leave, and replaced by a midfielder that is more influential in the big games.

Chelsea could have been a great move for the player as he could have slotted into Frank Lampard’s side very easily, so it will be interesting to see if Chelsea make a move if their ban does get overturned.

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