As per a report from Spanish outlet El Confidencial, Real Madrid have been firmly knocked back in their approaches to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Danish international Eriksen has been on the books of Spurs for 6 years now, having made the move to the English capital from Dutch giants Ajax in 2013.
And the 27-year-old has since gone on to establish himself not only as one of Tottenham’s key figures, but also as one of the most highly-regarded midfielders in England.
The last 4 Premier League campaigns combined, including this past season, have seen Eriksen directly contribute to a hugely-impressive 83 goals.
Eriksen’s contract talks
However, despite his crucial role in Spurs’ midfield ranks, to this point, Eriksen has refused to put pen-to-paper on a new deal in north London.
The 87-time capped international’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2020.
As such, Spanish giants Real Madrid have long-been rumoured to be expressing an interest in Eriksen’s services.
Los Blancos have reportedly identified the Dane as a potential replacement for another former Tottenham man, Luka Modric.
As per the aforementioned update from El Confidencial, though, the latest advances of the recently-dethroned European champions were firmly and definitively knocked back by Tottenham.
A meeting between Real president Florentino Perez and Daniel Levy is said to have taken place last Friday, on the eve of Spurs’ Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.
During said meeting, Levy was drawn on Eriksen’s potential availability.
The Tottenham transfer chief, however, was unwavering in his stance: Eriksen is not for sale.
In fact, the north Londoners reportedly informed Perez that tying the Dane down to a new contract stands as the club’s ‘priority’ this summer.