The newspaper reports that the newly-crowned French champions are prepared to pay up to £100m for Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.
With 14 goals and 10 assists – as well as three goals for Denmark – Eriksen is enjoying his best-ever season with the White Hart Lane club and becoming an increasingly pivotal player in the Lilywhites starting line-up. His understanding with Harry Kane, 24, and Dele Alli, 22, has been vital in Tottenham establishing themselves in the Premier League top four.
PSG are keen to bring the Denmark international to the Parc des Princes as part of newly-appointed boss Thomas Tuchel’s plan to challenge for the Champions League. Eriksen would align with Neymar Jr, 26, and Kylian Mbappe, 19, in the French capital and become part of a formidable attacking force.
For Tottenham, a £100m fee would represent phenomenal business, reaping profits on a par with those realised from the sale of then-23-year-old Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013. Eriksen arrived from Ajax in a £12.5m deal using funds generated from that sale.
The problem facing the Premier League club is their rigid wage structure which chairman Daniel Levy is so far unwilling to break. PSG, like others in Europe’s elite, can double the salaries paid to the likes of Eriksen, Kane, and Alli.
Unless the club is prepared to shift its’ position on wages, losing their best players could become a familiar pattern, perpetually damaging supporters hopes of success.