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Reports in Italy suggest that AC Milan have turned to Christian Eriksen after admitting defeat in their pursuit of Keisuke Honda.
According to MilanNews.it Italy, Spain and England remain the only possible destinations for the player, who has ruled out moves to Germany and Russia, despite strong interest from Leverkusen and Zenit St Petersburg.
And the website reports that the player is open to a move to Italy after spending his summer holidays in Venice.
However, Eriksen reportedly wants Champions League football, a demand that would appear to rule out a move to Tottenham and Liverpool, as well as Roma.
That would appear to leave Milan in pole position for Eriksen providing they are able to progress to the Champions League group stages after drawing 1-1 with PSV in the first leg of their qualifying match.
Milan's move for CSKA midfielder Honda has been one of the most protracted sagas of the off-season, but both sides now appear to have reached an impasse.
Juventus, who have automatically qualified for the Champions League group stages, were also previously credited with a move for Eriksen but AC Milan could beat their Serie A rivals to the 21-year-old's signature as soon as next Wednesday when the second leg of their play-off against PSV takes place at the San Siro.