Premier League side move to hijack Manchester United target after submitting offer for international midfielder

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Premier League side West Ham are looking to beat Manchester United for Denmark international Christian Eriksen.

Interest in Eriksen is increasing by the day with his Brentford contract set to expire on June 30.

According to Sports Mole, West Ham have made an offer to sign the 30 year old Denmark international midfielder this summer.

Everton, Leicester City and Dutch champions Ajax have all made offers to sign Eriksen.

The report adds that Eriksen’s former club Tottenham Hotspur have now cooled their interest in the playmaker, as they are looking to prioritise other targets.

Premier League side West Ham believe they have an edge over Manchester United in the race for Eriksen as they offer him the chance to remain in London with his family.

It is believed Eriksen will prefer to remain in London, which gives both Brentford and West Ham a boost in the race for his signature.

Eriksen joined Brentford on a six-month deal in January, scoring once and providing four assists in 11 games.

According to Brentford boss Thomas Frank, he has an agreement with Eriksen that the midfielder will call him and inform him of his decision before he makes it public.

“I coached Eriksen in the youth ranks in Denmark,” Frank said.

“In October, my son called me: ‘Dad, why don’t you contact Christian? He has to play football again.’ I called Eriksen in December and asked him if he would consider playing football again at Brentford and he replied: ‘Funny thing is I thought of you too’.

“I never had any doubts that he would come back to a good level and now I hope we can retain him. I do not know [Eriksen to Brentford]. I know we still have a chance and I hope he will make a decision in two weeks.

“The agreement is that he will call me and tell me what he wants to do. He hasn’t decided yet.”

Brentford are prepared to make the attacking midfielder the highest-paid player in the club’s history in order to keep him – although Eriksen is yet to commit to a new deal.

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