Real Madrid offer £45m plus player for Eriksen



Real Madrid are set to offer Tottenham £45million plus midfielder Dani Ceballos for Christian Eriksen.

Mauricio Pochettino has been keen on signing Ceballos but only in a straight-cash deal.

Los Blancos want to make the most of that interest to entice Spurs to sell their talented Denmark international.

According to The Sun, Ceballos has told Zinedine Zidane he wants to leave due to a lack of game time.

The 22-year-old is currently on international duty with Spain at the Euro Under-21 Championship.

Ceballos scored his country’s goal in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat by Italy.

Madrid have already raided the Premier League by capturing Eden Hazard from Chelsea, but Eriksen is still at the top of his summer targets.

Los Blancos baulked at Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s £130million valuation of Eriksen, and put the onus on the Dane to push for a move to bring the cost down.

Eriksen broke his silence earlier this month, saying: ‘I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new.

The Danish playmaker, 27, has a year left on his contract. As the season wore on Spurs became increasingly resigned to losing Eriksen and had begun considering replacements, including Leicester’s James Maddison, Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo and Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis.