Mourinho insists Spurs have received no offer from Inter for Erkisen, and he will face Watford

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‘I see people speaking, I am surprised’: Jose Mourinho insists Spurs have received NO OFFER from Inter Milan for Christian Erkisen… and he will play against Watford on Saturday

  • Jose Mourinho has revealed Spurs have received no offer from Inter Milan 
  • Antonio Conte’s side are ‘confident’ of signing the wantaway midfielder 
  • The Spurs boss plans to play Eriksen in the trip to Vicarage Road 
  • Tottenham face a resurgent Watford side in the Premier League on Saturday
  • Watford are on an unbeaten run of five games with four wins as they face Spurs   

Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham have not yet received an offer for Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan and plans to involve him at Watford on Saturday.

The Italian club are confident they are close to signing the 27-year-old Spurs midfielder for a fee of around £12million with a four-and-a-half-year contract worth up to £15m a year.

Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has been in London this week trying to close deals for Eriksen, Olivier Giroud from Chelsea and Ashley Young from Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Tottenham have not received an offer for Christian Eriksen

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Tottenham have not received an offer for Christian Eriksen 

Mourinho spoke ahead of Tottenham's Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday

Mourinho spoke ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday 

Mourinho’s nemesis, Antonio Conte, hopes to bring the Dane to Inter Milan for around £12m

‘If they are confident it’s because they are ready to make an offer which didn’t happen yet,’ said Mourinho, when asked about the future of the Dane who will be out of contract at the end of the season.

‘When I see people speaking, especially people with responsibilities, I am surprised.’

Some Spurs fans booed Eriksen’s name when the teams were announced ahead of an FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

‘Christian is trying his best,’ said Mourinho. ‘It is normal that until January 31 his brain is not totally focused. It’s a normal consequence of the situation.

Eriksen is unlikely to stay at Spurs past this window, with the Dane looking for a way out

Eriksen is unlikely to stay at Spurs past this window, with the Dane looking for a way out

‘If I am a player reading every day and with information about the optimism it is normal that the player doesn’t know very well what’s going on.

‘I still don’t understand the optimism. For a few months people are speaking about how he’s going to be playing his last match for the club and the situation doesn’t change. Eriksen plays tomorrow. He is selected for the game.’

Tottenham go to in-form Watford on Saturday, still without injured quintet Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko.

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