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Christian Eriksen to stay put at Inter Milan, will not be loaned to Tottenham

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The dream, such as it is, is dead.

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Christian Eriksen will not be leaving Inter Milan for Tottenham Hotspur, or anywhere else, in this January transfer window.

That’s the latest from The Athletic, who’s transfer tracker has been on top of this story as it has developed over the past few days and weeks. The story has quotes from Inter CEO Beppe Marotta, who pretty much slammed the lid on any move.

“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.”

On the one hand, it seems kind of ha-ha laughable that Eriksen is not a member of the Inter players “who are unhappy and want to find other clubs,” but the mechanics of any loan to Tottenham were hugely complicated by his wages, which were more than what Daniel Levy was willing to pay.

That means that Dele’s best chance for leaving Spurs on loan to PSG are now looking increasingly dim as well, unless Levy can pull a new attacking midfielder out of a hat in the next few hours.