Tottenham have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen after the player's agent revealed that his client would only be interested in a move to a Champions League club.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been linked with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Tottenham this summer and the player had himself hinted that he would be open to a move to Tottenham.
"Tottenham are a great club," Eriksen had told Danish newspaper BT. "I know from Vertonghen that it is a good club which is interesting, but there has not been any contact.
"I do not know if I am going to leave Ajax. We'll find out in two weeks. There are, to my knowledge, no negotiations right now either with a new club or Ajax. If there is a good approach, I see it as an opportunity to try something new, but if nothing comes, I do not mind staying."
However, Martin Schoots, Eriksen's representative, says that his client has offers on the table from Italy and Germany, and that he would only be interested in moving to a club which is already in Europe's elite competition.
"There has been contact with an Italian club but I would rather not say which one," he told Tuttomercatoweb.com. "There has also been a proposal from a German club.
"He will only leave Ajax for a side challenging for a league title and one whom have automatically in the group stages of the Champions League.
"He is still very young, very grateful to Ajax and quite happy to stay there. At the moment there are no negotiations but we will certainly discuss it with the club after the summer if he is still an Ajax player.
"One thing is for sure: he won't leave on a free transfer."
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