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Transfer News: Real Madrid To Face Competition For Tottenham's Christian Eriksen

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Christian Eriksen could be on the move very soon, as the Tottenham Hotspur superstar has been wary of signing a contract extension and the club is trying to find him a new home in case he doesn't want to extend his stay.

Manchester United were reportedly interested in making a move for him prior to the closing of the transfer window on August 8, 5 pm local time, but it looks like the 27-year-old would prefer to make a move abroad.

Therefore, Spain would be Eriksen's preferred destination, and the British outlet The Telegraph reported he's now on Atletico de Madrid's radar after drawing interest from Real Madrid.

Los Blancos were allegedly interested in signing him for months but cooled off their interest to focus their attention on Paul Pobga, who's Zinedine Zidane's biggest desire for his team.

However, it's been rumored that Eriksen could be Real Madrid's plan B in case the Pogba deal falls off, with Ajax's Donny van de Beek also linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

That's why Diego Simeone and Atletico de Madrid want to jump in and make a move for the Danish playmaker before Real Madrid makes up their mind on which player to pursue in case Pogba's not allowed to leave Old Trafford.

Eriksen had already welcomed a potential move to Real Madrid claiming he was ready to face a new challenge on his career, so it's not clear whether he'd be interested in joining their neighbors instead.

Moreover, Atletico have also been closely following James Rodriguez'steps but negotiations with Real Madrid have stalled even despite the fact that Zidane isn't fond of the Colombian and would rather see him leave.

Should Eriksen be on the move, both Madrid clubs would still have more than 3 weeks to seal the deal, with the transfer window closing on September 2 in Spain, France, and Germany.