Manchester United could land Christian Eriksen in January for less than half of Tottenham Hotspur’s valuation of the midfielder last summer.

The Danish star last summer that he would not renew his contract in north London, which is set to expire in July 2020.

Spurs slapped a £80m price tag on the midfielder and the Red Devils made a late attempt to bring in Eriksen with around 72 hours remaining in the transfer window.

United could not get a deal over the line and Tottenham hoped that Jose Mourinho’s arrival would persuade Eriksen to pen a new deal at the club.

However, Eriksen reiterated his desire to depart last week and he’s said to be ‘attracted’ by the prospect of switching to a club like United, though his preference remains to depart England.

The Evening Standard claim Spurs would have reluctantly offloaded Eriksen to United last summer and their position has not changed ahead of the January window.

But Spurs are realistic about the current situation and it’s claimed they would now accept a figure less than £40 million for Eriksen should United come calling again.

One problem for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is that Christian is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign teams from January 1st.

Spurs would rather get a sum for Eriksen and would therefore prioritise paying clubs but it remains the player’s choice whether he leaves or not.

Jose Mourinho wouldn’t block Eriksen’s move to Manchester United and only wants to keep players that want to play for the side.

The Portuguese sanctioned Juan Mata’s transfer to the Theatre of Dreams when he was Chelsea boss back in 2014 and was willing to allow Anthony Martial to join Tottenham when he was United manager.