Manchester United have reportedly halted talks over a sensational move for Christian Eriksen this summer.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur star, 27, in recent days after failing to land Sporting CP's Bruno Fernandes.
According to BBC Sport's Simon Stone, United believe that the Danish attacking midfielder only wants to leave if a move to Spain is possible.
He tweeted: "Man Utd have called a halt to talks over potential transfer of Christian Eriksen because they think if he does leave Spurs, he would prefer move to Spain.
"Utd still in talks with other targets, although so close to deadline, chances of getting any deals done is not high."
United were willing to launch a £70m bid for the highly
rated Eriksen, whose contract with his current club expires next summer.
But Spurs will play hardball over any negotiations as they value the Denmark international at a whopping £80m.
According to reports, Eriksen isn't 'motivated by money' and wants a 'lifestyle change.'
The Spurs star, who has also attracted interest from Real Madrid, admitted last month that he wanted to leave the club in the summer.
"I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new," he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
"I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
"I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point.
"The best thing is always for it to happen quickly, but in football things take time.
"Real Madrid is a step up, but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian. And that they haven't done as far as I am concerned."
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