Jose Mourinho has hit out at Inter manager Antonio Conte, as the Italian side continue their January pursuit of Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham are still demanding €20m for the Dane midway through the transfer window, with the Lilywhites recently rejecting an improved offer of €13m plus add-ons.
Eriksen is in the final six months of his contract, but Spurs are still holding firm on their valuation in spite of the risk of losing him for free in the summer.
In a bid to break the stalemate, Eriksen’s agent is due to hold talks with Tottenham officials on Tuesday as he tries to convince them to accept a reduced fee. Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the midfielder’s representative Martin Schoots will ask the Spurs hierarchy to make a “small economic sacrifice” in order to push the deal through.
The report suggests Eriksen’s switch to San Siro could be finalized by the start of next weekend, with the playmaker having already agreed personal terms with the Nerazzurri.
However, recent comments by Spurs boss Mourinho have added further fuel to the fire. The Portuguese fell out with Conte while they managed Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, and Mourinho took another pop ahead of Spurs’ trip to Watford.