Man United star Anthony Martial ‘makes Tottenham decision’ as Christian Eriksen agrees transfer

Here is your evening Tottenham transfer rumour round-up on Monday, January 17.

Martial snubs Spurs

Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United in this month’s transfer window and a loan option looks like the 26-year-old’s most likely option.

It has been claimed that both Spurs and Newcastle have had moves rejected for the winger as Antonio Conte searches for backup to Son Heung-min, who is out until next month with an injury suffered against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

However, it seems as though the France international does not want another move to an English club and would prefer a move abroad, with Spanish clubs Barcelona and Sevilla and Italian giants Juventus interested.

There could still be time to tempt Martial, but with only one goal in ten appearances for United this term, is this a move that would satisfy the Spurs faithful?

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Eriksen linked with return to London

Today it has emerged that Christian Eriksen is close to agreeing a deal to join Brentford on a six-month loan until the end of the season, as reported by The Athletic.

The deal would have an option to add an extra year and would see the Dane, who suffered a shocking cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, back in English football after six months out following the dramatic collapse in Denmark’s opening group game against Finland.

Tottenham will be keeping a close eye on the 29-year-old’s progress as he is a favourite of the Spurs fans following eight years in North London.

He would be available in the summer and knows Antonio Conte well, having worked with the Italian at Inter as they won the Scudetto in 2021.

His Inter contract was cancelled last month due to Serie A’s medical rules about implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), no such rules exist in England, meaning that Eriksen can link up with compatriot Thomas Frank at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Dybala to be available in the summer

Following Spurs’ journey to the Champions League final in 2019, their sights were set on the big-name transfer of Paulo Dybala to act as support to Kane and Son.

The deal fell through on deadline day due to an image rights issue, with a £60m fee having been agreed for the then 26-year-old who has suffered a dip in form since.

Contract talks are expected next month for the Argentina international and with Juve having a difficult season it could be the right time to strike for the 29-year-old.

This morning in a Q&A, Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold had the following to say about a potential deal for the striker who can also play as a number 10:

“In terms of Dybala, clearly he’s a player Spurs have looked at before. He’s out of contract in the summer and said this weekend that he expect contract talks to resume next month with Juventus.

“He’s a top striker but he’s had plenty of injury issues since injuring his knee and I wonder whether his wages as a free agent, on top of those injury fears, could now be prohibitive.

“Conte and Paratici will know him well, and he’s still scored goals this year and captained the side at times, but ultimately it always comes down to money in football.”

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