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Inter Milan desperately shopping Christian Eriksen to fund potential bids for Kanté, Emerson, Giroud — reports

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It’s the hope that kills

Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale during The Serie A... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

Christian Eriksen may have escaped from José Mourinho at Spurs, but his time with Antonio Conte at Inter Milan hasn’t gone exactly to plan. The 28-year-old one-time Chelsea trialist has started just 15 of his 33 appearances for the Nerazzurri in all competitions, which is probably not what he had in mind when he arrived in January.

And it’s probably not what Inter had in mind either after spending €20m on a player with six months left on his contract, and giving him a cool €10m/year salary to boot. As such, Inter’s desperation (judging by the deluge of related transfer rumors) to find a willing buyer for the attacking midfielder is unsurprising. They could certainly put that money to better use in funding Conte’s project.

Given Conte’s history with Chelsea, the Blues feature quite often in these incessant rumors generated by the Italian media. Unfortunately for them, and for Inter, we have no interest in Eriksen, which in turn is throwing a wrench in their plans to potentially make a play for the likes of Emerson, Olivier Giroud, or that most unlikely of all targets, N’Golo Kanté, who’s said to be the “missing piece of their puzzle”.

The rumor mill continues to dream up scenarios where Inter somehow manage to acquire Kanté (especially during the headline-vacuum of an international break), but whether Inter manager offload Eriksen or not, we can safely assume that Kanté isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.