Sarri ready to raid rivals? Chelsea to swoop for Eriksen as Tottenham talks stall
Long-term Chelsea target Christian Eriksen could be set for a shock departure from Tottenham, with his talks hitting a brick wall.
Eriksen has been in discussions over an extension to his £70,000-a-week contract at Spurs since last season, as Tottenham are desperate to keep hold of their biggest players.
Spurs have rewarded a number of key players with new contracts over the past six months, with the likes Harry Kane and Dele Alli both signing six-year deals, while boss Maurizio Pochettino has committed to another five years at Spurs.
However, one of their most influential players Eriksen may be heading into his final season at Spurs, with talks not stopped as the midfielder is not prepared to accept the terms he has currently been offered.
The Times suggest the Danish midfielder is currently earning £70,000 a week, but this is well below the new deals signed by Kane and Alli, and wants a deal close too or above his counterparts.
And one club that will be keeping a very close eye is Chelsea, who may be looking for an immediate replacement for Cesc Fabregas or Willian, with both players linked with moves to the likes of AC Milan and Barcelona.
Could Chelsea seriously take advantage of the Eriksen situation?
Chelsea have the financial power to make a mega money move for Eriksen and tempt Chairman Daniel Levy into doing a deal, as they know the Spurs man is a businessman and will do a deal if the right amount of money is offered.
And although a section of Spurs fans would not be happy to see Eriksen leave the club, a big portion of the Spurs fans believe the midfielder is overrated and goes missing when he is needed most, especially in big games and Cup matches.
If he leaves and Spurs get a big chunk of money, there will not be too many disappointed Tottenham fans as there are quite a few players in Europe, that are affordable, and that could do a better job than Eriksen.
So if Chelsea do seriously want to make a move for the Spurs man, then they need to think about whether or not he will be worth it considering his performances for Spurs are 90 per cent average.
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