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United Prepared To Offer £240k A Week Salary And Pay £95m To Land Playmaker

Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to the Mirror.

The Danish international has emerged as one of the Red Devils’ top summer targets, and they are prepared to push the boat out in order to secure the playmaker’s signature.

Eriksen currently earns £80,000 a week at Spurs and, despite his contract expiring in 2020, he has so far refused to commit his long term future to the London club.

United are, therefore, hoping to persuade the 27-year-old into moving to Old Trafford by tripling his salary to £240,000 a week.

Getting Tottenham to sell up may prove a challenge, but if Eriksen does enter the final 12 months of his contract, they may have little choice.

In order to persuade them into selling to a division rival, United are said to be willing to offer £95m to make a deal happen.

Chairman Daniel Levy did sanction the £50m sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City two years ago so it is not beyond the realm of possibility that it could happen.