Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen is potentially on his way out of London after a reported offer from Inter Milan. Photo by Neil Hall.

Inter Milan have reportedly offered Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen a contract with a view to signing the Dane in January, while a transfer for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is said to be close.

Eriksen, 27, can negotiate with clubs outside the Premier League after entering the final six months of his contract at Tottenham. Sky in Italy (via Sky Sports) reported Inter have made their attempt to sign the playmaker and beat the summer competition, when he’ll be available for free.

Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain were reported to be among those clubs targeting Eriksen when his deal in north London expires.

The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano recently wrote Inter were willing to offer $22 million (€20 million) for the player, who has made 302 appearances for Spurs since he joined from Ajax in August 2013.

Sky in Italy (via Sky Sports) also reported the Nerazzurri are just short in their offer to sign Giroud, 33. It’s understood Inter have offered $4.4 million (£3.4 million) plus $1.1 million (£850,000) in add-ons for the 2018 World Cup winner, but the Blues are holding out for $5.6 million (£4.3 million), plus the same bonus fee.

Giroud hasn’t featured in Chelsea’s last seven Premier League matchday squads and last played against West Ham United on November 30. Manager Frank Lampard has appeared open to a sale provided he can find a replacement, though he told reporters on Saturday “nothing is done yet.”