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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte 'set for talks with club's hierarchy on Wednesday as he bids to ramp up efforts to swap Christian Eriksen for PSG's Leandro Paredes in January'

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Daily Mail
 2020-12-29

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte will reportedly attempt to help push through a potential swap deal between Christian Eriksen and PSG star Leandro Paredes at a meeting with club chiefs on Wednesday.

Eriksen, 28, will be able to leave the Serie A club next month after slipping down the pecking order - and Conte is set to hold talks with directors Piero Ausilio and Beppe Marotta imminently to help step up efforts to ship him out.

La Gazzetta dello Sport were first to report about the transfer summit, and have claimed that Conte is also expected to outline his intention to sign the versatile Paredes as soon as possible.

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Antonio Conte will attempt to ramp up efforts to swap Christian Eriksen for Leandro Paredes
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Eriksen has been put up for sale at Inter Milan and the club are open to offloading in January

Heading the other way will be Eriksen, despite the Danish playmaker having arrived just under a year ago from Tottenham.

Eriksen has scored only four goals, and recorded three assists, in his 38 games across all competitions under former Chelsea coach Conte.

He is also yet to complete a full 90 minutes for Inter this season and club CEO Marotta revealed last week that the underperforming star has been put up for sale.

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PSG midfielder Paredes is a target of Conte's ahead of the winter window due to his versatility 

It has been widely reported that a potential replacement for Eriksen may be Paredes, who was linked with Inter last summer, too.

The same report states that Inter and PSG will meet in the coming days to discuss the touted exchange.

It remains unclear whether Paredes will be allowed to leave the Parc des Princes in the winter transfer window, however.

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be announced as PSG's new manager soon after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

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Eriksen has been restricted to 38 games across all competitions since joining from Tottenham
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The potential switch may depend on Mauricio Pochettino's imminent hiring at PSG, however

The former Tottenham boss may already be in charge of the transfer policy in the French capital ahead of his arrival, placing any potential move involving compatriot Paredes in jeopardy.

Eriksen spent over six years in north London under Pochettino and flourished into one of the Premier League's more impressive creative outlets.

A reunion between them is shrouded in speculation, though, and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in Eriksen by the Italian press.

It has been claimed Mikel Arteta is 'looking at' bringing in the midfielder to help solve his team's creative dilemma this season.

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