Inter Milan and Chelsea had the perfect opportunity to meet each other’s requirements but Chelsea was not interested in the deal
Inter Milan did not have the transfer market going their way this time but that is something which might not be looked upon as a setback now. The credit for this must go to Christian Eriksen.
Christian Eriksen has fallen down the pecking order at Inter with him featuring for the entire duration of 90 minutes being only four times since January. The former Tottenham midfielder, however, wants to stay at Inter as he feels that he might have a point to prove to Conte.
As per Calciomercato, Eriksen had the chance to leave the club even in the final hours of the transfer market but refused to do so. The source also claims that Eriksen could’ve gone back to the Premier League in a swap deal involving Chelsea.
The 28-year-old is regarded as one of the better midfielders in Europe and with him being in a good headspace now, Conte might just decide to give him a push. As of now, Eriksen doesn’t have a guaranteed place in Conte’s 3-5-2 system but that might change. The midfielder has been in good form and Conte will look to use it to his advantage.
Kante, of Chelsea, is in a similar situation as well. Being riddled with injuries, Kante is no more regular in the Chelsea set-up and the Blues have been eyeing Declan Rice as his replacement. Though Rice to Chelsea did not happen this summer, it might very well happen in the next transfer window simply because the Blues have the financial firepower to pull it off.
Conte and Inter Milan wanted to part ways with Eriksen and consequently offered the former Spurs player to Chelsea in exchange for N’Golo Kante but that could never materialize. Since then, the supposed problem involving Eriksen has only grown at Inter but the tables might turn now.
Credits to his form, Eriksen might just find himself a new lease of life at Inter and he sure does have a point to prove to Conte. The 28-year-old scored a penalty against the Faroe Islands and has looked in good touch.
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