Christian Eriksen could STAY at Inter despite Premier League transfer interest, admits chief after Milan derby heroics

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are set to miss out on Christian Eriksen this deadline day.

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has added his voice to the growing sentiment of keeping the Dane.

Antonio Conte revealed last week how he wanted Eriksen to stay despite a floundering first 12 months in Milan.

Old club Tottenham, Manchester United, Wolves and Leicester have all been linked with the 28-year-old playmaker.

But Marotta has insisted that Eriksen does not want to leave the Serie A giants.

He told DAZN: "As Antonio Conte said, if there are some players who are unhappy and want to find other clubs, it's not right to withhold them.

"We do not have any of those situations.

"Therefore, this is the squad we will have at our disposal until the end of the season.

"When you're in a big club, there are no starting players or deputies. There are just professionals who must answer to the coach and his decisions.

"A player can play less than one of his team-mates but still manage to be more influential.

"Over the course of the campaign, Eriksen too can have an important role in the team, whether he plays more or less."

Inter boss Conte has been accused of 'humiliating' Eriksen by awarding him just five league starts this season, the latest coming in Saturday's 4-0 demolition of Benevento.

That followed the midfielder scored a stunning last-minute free-kick to beat rivals AC Milan in the Coppa Italia a week ago.

When left on the bench for a win over Bologna in December, he sparked exit rumours by posting a solemn 'alone' snap to his Instagram.

Eriksen's hefty £300,000-a-week wages are thought to have ended Leicester's interest in a loan deal.

Manchester United reportedly offered to pay just 40 per cent of the player's salary before Conte revealed his plans.


The Italian told Rai Sport last week: "Eriksen will stay here at Inter.

"He’s not leaving because we’re not signing any players, so we won’t let him leave the club.

"I’m so happy for his goal [versus Milan]."

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