AC Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta has recommended Inter Milan should target Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek in a trade bargain for Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen moved to Serie A last January after an extended contest with Tottenham over his future.
Manchester Evening News Sport understood United explored the possibility of signing Eriksen the previous summer and the playmaker held talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over a transition to Old Trafford. The Reds at last finished their advantage in the midfielder and proceeded to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon a half year later.
Eriksen has battled under Antonio Conte and is required to leave in the January move window. Notwithstanding just joining the club this late spring, Van de Beek has likewise been connected with an exit because of his absence of minutes, however Solskjaer has pushed on different events he will get his opportunity at Old Trafford.
Nevertheless, Costacurta believes Inter could offload the former Tottenham man by swapping him for Van de Beek, despite United holding no interest in signing Eriksen or allowing Van de Beek to depart.
“Eriksen would be someone to exchange with someone who does not play in England,” he said as quoted by Calciomercato.
He told BBC: “For a few years but it was never really likely. We did speak to them of course and we did hear what was possible and what wasn’t possible.
“But, in the end, me personally, I wanted a new challenge. To stay in the Premier League would have been an easy solution.
“Of course, staying at Tottenham would also have been a solution but, for me, it just came down to wanting to try a new challenge in a new country. Once Inter came up it really wasn’t a difficult choice.”