Legal action launched against Inter over Eriksen’s transfer fee

Christian Eriksen’s representatives have filed a request for arbitration with an Italian sports court against Inter Milan over commission they claim is due from his £17m transfer from Tottenham 12 months ago.

The representatives are believed to have been due commission worth a total of £6m and they say some of the payments are outstanding.

As far as Inter are concerned, everything is in order regarding the financial aspects of the transfer. Eriksen signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at the San Siro last January.

Eriksen has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte and appears certain to depart the club this month after just a year in Italy.

He made 17 league appearances and scored once in the second half of last season as Inter finished second in Serie A, one point behind champions Juventus, but the Dane has only started five matches in all competitions so far this term.

Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta recently stated that the Denmark international’s move to the Nerazzurri had not worked out.

Last month prior to Inter’s game versus Hellas Verona, Marotta said: “Simply, he’s a player who had a few issues in adjusting to life here at Inter.

“Let’s say he’s not functional to the team, but this is an objective fact, which does not take anything away from his professionalism.

“However, it’s also right to give him the opportunity to seek more game time elsewhere. Obviously, we will need to find a solution.”

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Eriksen from Inter during the January transfer window.

Sky in Italy are reporting that Ajax and Wolves have been in contact with his representatives, but no formal bid has yet been made.

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