Tottenham could allow Christian Eriksen to join Juventus in January as part of a stunning swap deal for Paulo Dybala.
According to reports in Italy, Dybala could end up moving to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after all when the transfer window re-opens, having been strongly linked with Spurs over the summer.
The north London club were one of the sides linked with a move for Dybala, with Premier League rivals Manchester United also keen, but the Argentine ace ultimately stayed in Turin.
However, it appears his days at Juve are numbered as he has only played 14 minutes of football under new manager Maurizio Sarri this season.
And Tuttosport claim Tottenham could offer Eriksen to the Serie A champions in exchange for the forward.
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Eriksen was also heavily linked with leaving Spurs over the summer but, after a nervous wait for manager Mauricio Pochettino, he stayed put.
However, the Danish playmaker’s current contract expires at the end of the season and he is unlikely to sign an extension, having admitted he is keen for a new challenge.
It means the Champions League finalists could lose their star man for nothing next summer, and he could even agree a pre-contract deal with another club as soon as January, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all waiting in the wings.
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Spurs are said to be resigned to Eriksen’s exit, but are willing to let him join Juventus as long as Dybala comes the other way as his direct replacement.
Eriksen has been one of the Premier League’s most prolific goal creators since joining Tottenham from Ajax in 2013 for just £11million.
He has made a total of 281 appearances for Spurs, scoring 67 goals and providing 86 assists.
Dybala would be a decent replacement for the Dane. The 25-year-old was Juventus’ main man until the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo which shifted him out the starting XI.
That had an effect on his goal output last season, scoring just ten and assisting five, but his numbers before Ronaldo make for impressive reading – 26 goals and seven assists in the 2017/18 campaign, 19 goals and nine assists in 16/17 and 23 goals and nine assists in 15/16.