Inter Milan have confirmed their interest in Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Dane’s Spurs contract is due to expire at the end of the season and he has made it clear he will not sign a new deal.
Manchester United are among the many clubs to have been linked with Eriksen, as are Real Madrid.
But there is definitely firm interest from Inter – although the Italian club say they have not made an official approach to Spurs.
Speaking to Sky Italy, Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said: “Often important players are approached to us. Eriksen is an excellent player whose contract expires in June and we have had no contact with Tottenham.
“I still believe that there are many teams interested in him and we have not started any kind of negotiations.
“I simply say that he is an important and interesting player. We are looking for a midfielder and an outsider, we are having several contacts with companies and agents to try to improve this group.
“We have not yet reached a conclusion because we want to do everything very calmly to keep the goal bar always high.”
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho recently admitted he was unsure whether Eriksen would still be at the club by the end of this month.