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Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the transfer saga involving Christian Eriksen, Tottenham and Inter Milan.

The transfer specialist revealed that Jose Mourinho would like to have the 103-cap Denmark international back in north London on loan.

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However, Romano claims that Eriksen’s salary demands are the ‘main issue’ as things stand.

The former Ajax maestro’s €7.5 million-a-season (£6.7 million) wages – after tax – are proving problematic for Tottenham to match, according to the Italian.

Romano adds that there are no advanced talks between Inter Milan and Spurs ‘yet’ – the use of that word in particular is very intriguing.

Furthermore, the journalist mentions that Eriksen would like to return to the Premier League.

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In our view, it would be foolish to bring the 28-year-old back.

Mourinho isn’t even able to find enough game time for Dele Alli right now, so why would Tottenham need another attacking midfielder?

There are greater benefits in playing a 24-year-old Alli, whose value is rapidly decreasing, over loaning a 28-year-old.

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Of course, Spurs are right to target a source of creativity, given their tendency to be quite unimaginative during matches sometimes.

However, that source is right under Mourinho’s nose in Alli.

It’s a strange one, but it certainly seems as if the Eriksen saga is worth keeping an eye on.

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