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The problem preventing Eriksen’s return to Tottenham revealed

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Mourinho and Tottenham are keen on a reunion with the struggling Inter star, but talks have already hit a big stumbling block.

Jose Mourinho is keen to re-sign Christian Eriksen on a loan deal in January, according to Fabrizio Romano, but the player’s wage demands are a ‘major issue’.

It’s no secret anymore the Italian dream is over for Eriksen. The Dane has cut an unhappy figure at Inter Milan this season, having struggled to break into Antonio Conte’s line-up. He has made just six starts in all competitions, including four in the Serie A.

Reports have linked Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Valencia with moves for Eriksen. His former clubs Ajax and Tottenham are also allegedly interested, with Romano stating contact has been made with the latter.

The Italian journalist, who has gathered legions of followers through his reliable reporting of transfers, claims the key problem holding a loan deal back for Spurs is Eriksen’s €7.5m-per-season salary (excluding taxes).

His agent, Martin Schoots, is reportedly working on a solution.

“The agent of Eriksen is now working to find a solution,” Romano tweeted.

“Re Tottenham: Mourinho would like to have him back at Spurs on loan, but his salary [€7,5m/season after taxes] is the main issue – no advanced talks yet with Tottenham.

“Eriksen hopes to come back in Premier League.”