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Liverpool & Manchester United target admits €20m asking price is 'a lot'

What next for Eriksen? (©GettyImages)
What next for Eriksen? (©GettyImages).

Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen says he will leave negotiations about his future in the hands of his current employers and those clubs interested in acquiring his signature, amid reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

According to the Daily Express, Eriksen is being pursued by Liverpool and Manchester United, although the Anfield club have edged ahead of their north west rivals in the race to sign the 21-year-old Dane.

Eriksen maintains a good relationship with compatriot Daniel Agger, while the young playmaker played alongside Luis Suarez at Ajax, which reportedly places Liverpool ahead of Manchester United in the running.

Manchester United's interest, meanwhile, stretches back to their Europa League encounter with Ajax last year, during which Eriksen earned the praise of Sir Alex Ferguson for his performances over the two legs.

The Denmark international is out of contract with Ajax at the end of next season, although Liverpool or Manchester United would reportedly be able to complete a deal were they to offer €20 million in the summer transfer of this year.

Eriksen is aware of the valuation placed upon him by Ajax and, although, he believes the asking price is a touch too high, the highly-rated young talent is content with allowing the Eredivisie leaders to deal with his future.

"I read that my asking price was €20million," Eriksen told Het Parool. "That's a lot, yes, but I will leave that to the clubs."

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