MANCHESTER UNITED are plotting a January swoop for Christian Eriksen despite him rejecting them over the summer, according to reports.
The Real Madrid target, 27, opted to play out his final season at Champions League Tottenham amid interest from Old Trafford.
But The Mirror claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try to secure a cut-price deal in January to beat rival offers.
He will have to work fast as Eriksen can speak to foreign clubs about a free transfer from the start of the year as he enters the last six months of his deal.
Once a key figure for Mauricio Pochettino, the Danish international has struggled to find form this season as speculation about his future continues.
And with Jose Mourinho starting to get the best out of Dele Alli in the No10 role, Eriksen could see his opportunities limited.
United would offer him an escape route but there would be plenty of interest in the playmaker from abroad this summer.
Juventus and Atletico Madrid have also been circling, with the Old Lady renowned for picking up bargain free transfers every season.
Eriksen came off the bench in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford and is yet to start a game under Mourinho.
Tottenham host Burnley tomorrow before heading to Germany to take on Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga giants hammered Spurs 7-2 in the reverse fixture - one of a series of poor results which cost Poch his job.