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Mourinho fails to stop Eriksen from Tottenham exit amid Man Utd links

Tottenham wantaway Christian Eriksen is still keen to leave the club, despite the recent arrival of  Jose Mourinho. 

The Dane has told club bosses he has no intention of extending his stay in north London, with his contract set to expire in the summer.


Eriksen was keen to leave Tottenham in the previous transfer window amid interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Mauricio Pochettino’s departure last month resurrected hope that the playmaker would stay at the club.

But even Mourinho’s positive start to life at Spurs hasn’t persuaded Eriksen to change his mind.

The Telegraph report Juventus and Inter Milan are ready to start negotiations with the unsettled star next month over a potential cut-price deal.

Eriksen can also talk to other European clubs in January over a potential free transfer at the end of the season.

Mourinho was quizzed on the player’s future when he arrived at Spurs last month.

The Portuguese said Eriksen’s selection in the first team would be “perspective of the future”.

But Mourinho refused to confirm if a decision had been made.

“The important thing is that he’s committed with us so let’s not talk about his future, let’s not talk about what is going to happen,” he told reporters.

“Is he leaving? Is he staying? Let’s talk about his commitment to the club and for his colleagues and for the project and he’s with us.

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“My decisions about starting him or not starting, selecting or not select, will be based on a perspective of a future.

“I cannot hide that. It will also be based on a perspective of a future.”

Eriksen is yet to start for Mourinho but has been brought off the bench twice in two games so far.

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