Arsenal offered Inter Milan star, Haaland sets another record and Barcelona’s Wijnaldum hopes boosted

Since joining Antonio Conte’s side in a £17m transfer last January, the Denmark international hasn’t been able to give his best performances.

Inter Milan have offered Arsenal the opportunity to sign Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window, according to ESPN.

Antonio Conte’s side have reportedly informed the Gunners they could land the 28-year-old midfielder in a deal worth less than the £17m the Nerazzurri paid Tottenham last January.

Eriksen has started only 11 Italian top-flight games since his move to Serie A 10 months ago, after he turned down multiple offers from the North London outfit to extend his five-and-a-half-year stay in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s form has also gone south since he arrived in Milan, with Eriksen yet to score a single goal for Inter in 5 appearances for the club in all competitions this season. Conte is reportedly keen to cash-in on the Danish midfielder and use the funds to strengthen other areas of his squad.

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Eriksen is attracting transfer interest from Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund too (Image Copyright: imago images / Independent Photo Agency)

Top News 2: Haaland sets another goalscoring record

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The 20-year-old scored 33 goals in 32 appearances for Dortmund. (Image Copyright: imago images / Uwe Kraft)

The 20-year-old Norway international has been a revelation since joining Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €20m-plus-add-ons ten months ago.

Erling Haaland became the fastest player in Champions League’s history to reach the 15-goal mark with his brace against Club Bruges on Tuesday.

His double during Dortmund’s 3-0 victory over the Belgian champions means that Haaland has reached the landmark in just 12 games – seven fewer than previous record holders Roberto Soldado and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

The record comes less than a week after the 20-year-old forward put smashed four goals past Hertha Berlin in Dortmund’s 5-2 victory on Saturday, which saw him break a six-decade-long Bundesliga record for the most goals (23) scored after 22 appearances in the German top-flight.

His whirlwind career has also seen the young forward already score more Champions League goals than Miroslav Klose, Ronaldo Nazario and the man who would be hoping to lure the Norwegian away from Signal Iduna Park next summer; Zinedine Zidane.


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Top News 3: Barcelona’s hopes of signing Wijnaldum boosted

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Wijnaldum is currently in the last few months of his Liverpool contract (Image Copyright: imago images / AFLOSPORT)

The 30-year-old Liverpool midfielder, who will be a free agent next summer, has been on the transfer radar of the Catalan giants since the arrival of Ronald Koeman earlier this year.

Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho might play an unlikely role in Football club Barcelona signing Georgino Wijnaldum in January, per ESPN.

The Brazilian midfielder left the Merseyside to join Barcelona in January 2018, and it was reported later on that in exchange for letting Coutinho join the Catalan giants, Liverpool had included an interesting clause in the player’s €160m transfer deal.

That clause reportedly stipulated that the Camp Nou outfit would have to pay a €100m premium on top of any transfer fee if they tried to lure another player from Anfield. The clause covered the next five transfer windows and expired at the end of this summer.

Which means that Barca, should they try to sign Wijnaldum in January, won’t have to pay any premium to land the Dutchman. This is a huge boost for a side that has seen its finances pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic and is looking at cost-cutting measures to bring down its expenditures.

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