Inter Milan chief confirm interest in player that can solve Chelsea’s midfield problem

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Chelsea seem lacking in quality in the attacking midfield position, and this has led former Liverpool left-back Stephen Warnock to urge Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to try and get Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in January for a small fee or wait until the summer and pay nothing for the experienced midfielder.

The 27-year-old is in the final year of his contract and has disagreed to sign a new contract with Spurs.

Eriksen said in the summer he was ready to leave Spurs and “try something new” but that “any move would have to be a step up”.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the Italian club is interested in Eriksen but they are yet to make a move.

Speaking to Sky Italy on Monday night, Marotta said: “Often important players are approached to us.

“Often important players are offered to us. Eriksen is an excellent player whose contract expires in June and we have had no contact with Tottenham.

“I still believe that there are many teams interested in him and we have not started any kind of negotiations.

“I simply say that he is an important and interesting player. We are looking for a midfielder and an outsider, we are having several contacts with companies and agents to try to improve this position.

“We have not yet reached a conclusion because we want to do everything very calmly to keep our bar high.”

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