Man Utd are interested in signing Denmark international playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer.
The Red Devils have offered Eriksen, 30, a one year contract with an option of extending for another year to join Man Utd.
New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag is keen to bolster his midfield options this summer and has identified Eriksen as a top target.
Ten Hag wants a minimum of two midfielders to be signed by the club this summer following the exits of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata this summer.
Eriksen joined Brentford on a short-term contract until the end of the season in January after his Inter Milan contract was cancelled after he suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
So the 30 year old will be a free agent at the end of June when his contract with Brentford expires.
According to The Athletic, Man Utd are set to miss out on the signing of Eriksen as the midfielder wants to remain in London.
That would made Eriksen’s current club Brentford and former side Tottenham the favourites to secure his services on a permanent deal.
Asked how likely is the possibility of Eriksen joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer, Charlie Eccleshare told The Athletic: “Fairly likely. As The Athletic reported earlier this week, Manchester United have made an offer to sign Eriksen but we’re hearing that the midfielder would like to stay in London and that it’s a fight between re-signing with Brentford and rejoining Spurs.
“Antonio Conte has made no secret of his admiration for Eriksen, who he managed at Inter, and Tottenham have always felt confident about what they can offer their former player — especially now they’re back in the Champions League.
“As for Brentford, my colleague Jay Harris understands that manager Thomas Frank had a ‘good talk’ with Eriksen when they went out for dinner on Tuesday.
“The club had been hoping for an answer by now but Eriksen is understandably giving the decision due consideration.
“This is definitely one to keep an eye on in the coming days and weeks.”
Eriksen made a huge impact at Brentford last season after joining the Bees in January, making four assists in 11 Premier League games to help Thomas Frank’s side pull clear of the relegation zone.