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Christian Erisken’s £300,000-a-week wages appear to have prevented the Inter Milan misfit from making a return to the Premier League with West Ham United, as reported by FC Inter News.

Eriksen must know exactly how Philippe Coutinho is feeling.

Throughout the summer of 2020, Barcelona’s £142 million Brazil international found himself in the crosshairs of some of England’s biggest and best. Plus a Newcastle side who, at the time, were dreaming of some truly seismic signings to kickstart a new, Saudi-backed era.

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But Coutinho’s mammoth wage demands soon put pay to his hopes of a fresh start and, some six months later, the former Liverpool talisman is still stuck at the Camp Nou.

Eriksen, it seems, is in an almost identical position; a ‘world-class‘ operator ruing a big-money move that hasn’t worked out and trying in vain to secure a return to familiar shores.

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Sky reported last week that Premier League dark horses Leicester City held talks about a loan deal for the ex-Tottenham star, but walked away when they learned of Eriksen’s £300,000-a-week wages; a pay-packet that would have made him far and away the highest earner at the King Power.

West Ham were keen too but, like Leicester, they were never going to pay such a staggering sum for a player they will have to send back to the San Siro in just four months.

Especially when David Moyes is keen to keep funds aside for a new number nine.

Eriksen has featured in one of Inter’s last eight Serie A matches, playing just 20 minutes in that time.

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