Bayern Munich and Inter Milan were supposedly in talks over a huge swap deal during the transfer window.
Bayern Munich had an explosive transfer window despite winning the treble last season. Leroy Sane was added to their roster and they also managed to get their hands on Douglas Costa, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Marc Roca among others. With Thiago Alcantara having departed though, they were in the market for a midfield signing but rejected a swap deal with Inter Milan for Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen, despite arriving from Tottenham Hotspur to Inter Milan last season for a fee of around 27 million euros, hasn’t been able to find a regular spot in the starting eleven under Antonio Conte. It does seem Conte doesn’t prioritize starting him in the side and is now looking for a way to get rid of him. Or at least, he was.
As per Sky Sports Germany, the Denmark international was offered to Bayern Munich in a swap deal that could have benefitted both the parties but the Bavarians rejected the approach.
This deal was proposed in the recent summer window.
Christian Eriksen for Jerome Boateng; it does seem a lucrative deal but the former Spurs player failed to put up any eye-catching performances in the past few months and that is one of the main factors behind the Bavarians’ lack of enthusiasm over the deal.
The 28-year-old, however, has potentially earned himself a new lease of life under Conte following his impressive display in the ongoing international break. Boateng could have solved Conte’s problems at the backline as Milan Skriniar does not fit in the current 3-5-2 system and Tottenham could come calling for him once again in January.
Reports have emerged that Eriksen was previously offered to Chelsea as well. This deal was proposed by the Serie A giants in a bid to swap Eriksen for N’Golo Kante. Kante has fallen down the pecking order at the Stamford Bridge due to injuries and now Frank Lampard is open to selling him, despite allowing him minutes in each of their Premier League fixture so far.
Declan Rice was heavily linked with a move to the Blues in the summer window but Chelsea could not match the sum set by West Ham United having already spent lavishly in the weeks before their latest approach for him.
Antonio Conte must decide to give Eriksen one more chance before they decide to sell him off in the winter window or the latter decides to leave the club. It is a gamble but if it does pay off, Inter Milan will be held in good stead considering they were unable to swap him for a World Cup winning central defender.
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