Premier League: Eriksen and other stars who could leave before the transfer window shuts

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Tottenham's Christian Eriksen could be on the way out.

While the Premier League transfer window closed before the start of the new season, most European teams can continue their summer spending until September 2.

That means a number of players in England could still be lured away to the continent in the coming days.

Here, the PA news agency looks at who may well find themselves turning out for a different club next month.

Alexis Sanchez

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The Chile international could never had imagined how badly his career could wane after moving to Manchester United. Sanchez, 30, left Arsenal for Old Trafford in January 2018 but poor form and niggling injuries have seen him score only three Premier League goals.

Inter Milan have been linked with a move and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conceded Sanchez could leave for Italy if the right offer is made.

Christian Eriksen

Eriksen

Real Madrid have been long-term suitors of the Tottenham midfielder and boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he does not know if Eriksen will play for the club again. The 27-year-old is out of contract next summer and could walk away for nothing – with Madrid seemingly ready to pay to get him through the door now.

Eriksen was on the bench for Sunday’s surprise home defeat to Newcastle and came on for what could prove to be the last of his 280 appearances for a side he joined in 2009.

Paul Pogba

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A summer move away from Manchester United looked a near certainty for France midfielder Pogba. He did little to dampen speculation as it seemed he was destined to leave the club for a second time as the likes of Real Madrid and former club Juventus were linked with his signature.

But Pogba started the season in Solskjaer’s side – missing a penalty in a recent draw at Wolves – and it seems like that is where he will stay for now, barring any late drama.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko looks on

Signed from Monaco in the summer of 2017, Bakayoko’s Chelsea career has certainly not gone to plan. The midfielder struggled for form in his first campaign in England before being shipped out on loan to AC Milan last season.

Now the 25-year-old looks set to land a similar move away from Stamford Bridge, with former club Monaco reportedly in the driving seat to sign Bakayoko on a temporary deal.

Shkodran Mustafi

Mustafi

Mustafi remains Arsenal fifth-most expensive player of all time and holds the record for the most money the Gunners have ever invested in a defender. But the German has never won over the majority of Arsenal supporters with performances laced with mistakes and uncertainty.

The late signing of David Luiz from Chelsea now means an exit is likely, especially given he has yet to feature for Arsenal this season and head coach Unai Emery has publicly told Mustafi to seek out a move.

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Alexis Sanchez may have an escape route from Manchester United.

Struggling to pick out the facts from the figures? Reality from the rubbish? Sense from the silly season?

We’ve got you sorted in our daily dose of the Transfer Predictor, where we round up the latest rumours with an analytical spin.

We sort through the most eye-catching transfer reports of the past 24 hours and give a balanced judgment on whether the move really will happen – and why, or why not.

Today’s edition looks at a Manchester united outcast, a Real Madrid target and a promising youngster on the verge of a move to Ligue 1.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

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Manchester United -> Loan -> Inter Milan

Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez could join Inter Milan on loan in the next three days, according to the Daily Mirror.

WHY IT CAN HAPPEN

Sanchez has endured a rough stint at United, much like Romelu Lukaku who already made the switch to the Serie A side. The Premier League giants have seemingly decided to end this failed marriage by shipping the player to Inter on loan with an option to buy for £15 million at the end of one year.

Inter lost Ivan Perisic and will be eager to get their hands on a replacement winger. Should the loan stint prove fruitful, Inter could highly benefit from the South American who reached great heights while at Arsenal.

WHY IT WON’T HAPPEN

Considering United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently admitted that the door is open for player exits and no other club is linked to Sanchez, it would come as a surprise if this deal fails to materialise. However, Inter don’t have much money, especially after already taking Lukaku off United’s hands, and issues over how much of a share of the Chilean’s wages the Nerazzurri will have to pay could prove a stumbling block.

Transfer rating: 8/10

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN

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Tottenham -> £30m -> Real Madrid

The Daily Star claim that Tottenham could lose midfielder Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid for as little as £30m to avoid letting him walk away for free next summer.

WHY IT CAN HAPPEN

Eriksen publicly announced earlier this summer that he has his eyes set on his next challenge, hinting at a move to the Spanish capital. Madrid could land the Denmark international after failed attempts at capturing Neymar, Paul Pogba and Ajax starlet Donny van de Beek.

Eriksen is still not Real’s first choice, but the possibility of Los Blancos having to settle for the worst-case scenario is growing by the day.

WHY IT WON’T HAPPEN

Atletico Madrid are also reported to have entered the tussle for the 27-year-old. Eriksen prefers Madrid but if they do get their hands on Pogba or Neymar, he could be forced to the other side of the capital, or choose to stay in north London.

Transfer rating: 6/10

WILFRIED ZAHA

Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace -> £100m > Paris Saint-Germain

The French champions could replace Neymar with £100m Premier League sensation Wilfried Zaha according to the Daily Mirror.

WHY IT CAN HAPPEN

With Neymar set to leave the club and Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani injured in Sunday’s win over Toulouse, PSG will be pushing for a quality addition to their front line. Roy Hodgson claimed that Zaha could still leave and it’s unlikely that the club or player will be able to resist a favourable offer from the French giants who are likely to spend heavily following the sale of the Brazilian.

As things stand, PSG have no worthy competitors to this deal and could proceed with it as soon as the Brazilian makes his way out of the Parc de Princes.

WHY IT WON’T HAPPEN

In theory, this should be a straightforward deal but there is currently no agreement or ongoing talks. The European transfer window closes this weekend and PSG need to act fast if they want to bring in the promising winger.

Transfer rating: 7/10

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Christian Eriksen could leave Tottenham for as little as £30million ahead of the European transfer window closing, the Daily Star reports.

Eriksen, 27, has played 206 times for Spurs since joining from Ajax in 2013 and scored 49 goals, but the Dane’s contract expires in the summer and Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are interested in his signature.

Another potential departure from Tottenham is Victor Wanyama who is close to agreeing a £13.6million deal with Club Brugge, according to the Daily Mail.

Newly-promoted Norwich are looking to bolster their defensive options with the signing of Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, reports the Sun. The Canaries could be willing to pay £15million but it is understood the Potters are after around £25m.

Danny Simpson, who was released by Leicester at the end of last season, is in talks with Ligue 1 side Amiens, reports the Sun.

Inter Milan are pursuing their interest in signing Alexis Sanchez and want to complete a loan deal for the Manchester United forward, according to the Daily Mirror.

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