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Christian Eriksen transfer plans confirmed after brutal Inter Milan statement

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has brutally confirmed that Christian Eriksen has been placed on the transfer list after a nightmare 12 months at San Siro.

Eriksen, 28, joined Inter in January for a fee of £16.9million after choosing not to sign a contract extension with Tottenham.

Once one of the Premier League's finest midfielders, the Dane has endured a torrid year in Serie A which has seen him repeatedly benched by Inter boss Antonio Conte.

Eriksen has made 12 appearances this season but started just five of those games.

And Marotta admits the player is simply not the right fit for the Nerazzurri.

The Inter Milan chief executive told Sky Sport Italia : "Yes, I can confirm that Christian Eriksen is on the transfer list. He's going to leave in January.

"He's not functional to our plans and he has had difficulty here at Inter. I think it's right that Christian goes away to find more space.

"Obviously we will need to find a solution.

“That is not any insult towards his professionalism, there is no punishment.

"It’s just a situation that has developed and it’s only fair he goes where he can play more regularly.”

Marotta's decision to place Eriksen on the transfer list comes after he admitted the former Ajax man was asking to be sold.

"Conte responded in expansive fashion. We can't keep a player who at the moment is asking to be sold," Marotta told DAZN in November.

"We will make the right evaluations. At the moment he's available and Conte is using him in a way that is respectful of the club.

"Offers? At the moment they have yet to arrive. Should that change we will try to find the right combination."

Eriksen has not scored or assisted for Inter this season and has been an unused substitute for the club's past two Serie A matches.

He has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Arsenal believed to be leading Manchester United in the race for his signature.

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