Tottenham Hotspur are set for a fierce summer fight to keep midfield maestro Christian Eriksen as Serie A giants Juventus prepare to launch an €18m offer when the campaign closes, according to Italian publication TuttoJuve.
Eriksen's acquisition from Ajax last summer has been a rare transfer success story for Spurs this season, with the Danish international scoring 10 times and setting up a further 12 goals across all competitions in his debut campaign at White Hart Lane.
The 22-year-old has been in particularly fine form since the turn of the year, netting four in his last five Premier League outings and reportedly attracting the attention of dominant Italian champions Juve.
Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte is desperate to strengthen this summer in search of a squad that compete successfully in the Champions League, a proposition that Spurs can't offer after failing to match the likes of Everton and Arsenal this season.
Juve are currently pursuing a variety of potential additions and are thought to be weighing up the merits of a bid for one of Europe's most talented young playmakers, particularly if Spurs draft in a manager that has plans to bring in new players in the same position.
TuttoJuve believe that Spurs may be willing to do business for a small profit on the £11m invested in Eriksen last summer, although with a fiercely competitive negotiator in Daniel Levy those suggestions may well be wide of the mark.