Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen could part ways with the Nerazzurri this summer, despite only arriving in January.
The Dane has failed to impress since completing his £17m move from Tottenham in the winter. Antonio Conte initially attempted to integrate Eriksen into his starting XI by switching to a 3-4-1-2, with the 28-year-old serving as the sole attacking midfielder, but the Italian boss later reverted back to his 3-5-2 as Eriksen's showings failed to justify a system switch.
After it was revealed that Conte will remain at the helm despite some disagreements with the board, Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport reports that Eriksen may depart San Siro just seven months after his arrival.
With the signing of Arturo Vidal appearing inevitable, competition is set to only get fiercer for places in Conte's three-man midfield next season. The superb Marcelo Brozovic appears a mainstay - despite links with a move away - while Nicolo Barella and Stefano Sensi are both Italian internationals.
The Italian string-puller's affinity for Vidal, meanwhile, means it'll be incredibly tough for Eriksen to work his way into the starting XI next term.
Thus, a possible solution is the sale of the Dane this summer, with Inter said to be willing to listen to offers in the region of €50m - the sort of proposal which seems unlikely.
Nevertheless, rumours have surfaced out of Italy suggesting that intermediaries - even without a direct assignment from the Nerazzurri - are attempting to negotiate the player's return to England.
Eriksen has scored four times and added another three assists for Inter since his January arrival, starting seven out of the Nerazzurri's 12 Serie A encounters after the restart.
The Dane impressed in victories over Sampdoria and Brescia and provided bright cameos off the bench in the Europa League epilogue, but his overall performance thus far has certainly failed to justify his hefty January price tag considering his summer free-agent status.
Source : 90min