CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is reportedly reconsidering a move to Manchester United after Real Madrid seemingly pulled the plug on a move.
The Tottenham midfielder, 27, had his heart set on a dream move to the Bernabeu this summer.
But now it is understood Los Blancos have decided against pursuing the Denmark international.
According to the Mirror, Eriksen was so convinced he would be leaving Spurs this summer that he packed up his house in North London before the Champions League final.
With Real Madrid already signing Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Rodrygo Goes, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy, it appears they have passed up on the chance to sign Eriksen while they are still considering going for Paul Pogba.
Eriksen revealed he wants "something new" earlier this month.
With just 12 months remaining on his Tottenham contract, he said: "I feel like I am in a place in my career where I might want to try something new.
"I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham.
"But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
"I hope there will be clarification during the summer, that's the plan.
"In football, you do not know when clarification comes. It can happen at any time.
"[It is] best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football things take time."
And with Real Madrid now not so keen on him, Eriksen may be open to a move to Manchester United.
That is despite reports last week suggesting he would snub an Old Trafford switch because he would prefer a move to Spain or Champions League football.
Juventus, therefore, could potentially be the next step for the former Ajax man.
They have already signed Aaron Ramsey for free and look on course to bring in Adrien Rabiot for nothing as well.
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And with almost guaranteed trophies, surely Eriksen would consider a move to the Old Lady if his Madrid dream is over.
There is still a chance Eriksen could extend his contract at Spurs - with the club finally challenging for silverware and an exciting squad with a good manager, there are plenty worse places for him to be.
And on the face of it, with a struggling United who are failing to land big transfers and will be in the Europa League next season, Old Trafford is one of them.