Manchester United are ‘trying to exploit’ Inter Milan in the hunt to land Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window, according to reports.
The Denmark international has failed to settle since moving to Italy in January earlier this year from Tottenham and a return to the Premier League has been mooted.
United explored a deal for Eriksen in 2019 but decided against moving for him after deeming he preferred a move to Spain. However, Corriere dello Sport states Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are ‘trying to exploit’ Eriksen’s poor relationship with Inter.
The 28-year-old reportedly wants to leave the San Siro to return to English football, 12 months after he pushed through an exit from Spurs.
The report adds Eriksen’s situation with Inter is a ‘relationship in crisis’ and it appears that the outlet are doing their best to help push through a transfer.
However, despite United and Arsenal continually being linked with a move for the experienced playmaker, the understanding in England is that he is not a target for either club.
Elsewhere, The Sun reports that Southampton are eyeing a move for United defender Brandon Williams when the window reopens in January.
The MEN revealed on deadline day in October that Southampton were among the clubs interesting in taking Williams and it is claimed they will revisit their interest in the new year.
While the signing of Alex Telles in the summer provided Williams with further competition for a left-back spot, he remained at the club.
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Luke Shaw is currently sidelined through injury but should return next month, which may increase the possibility of a loan exit for Williams.
The fact that Southampton want Williams to provide competition for other players may not be entirely appealing though, as he may benefit from moving somewhere with more guaranteed opportunities.