City deny making Eriksen offer

The 19-year-old Denmark international has been linked with a host

of top European clubs after a breakthrough season last term and the

player’s agent claimed City had made a formal approach for the

player. Although City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed he is

interested in adding to the four summer signings he has already

made, there is no offer in place for Eriksen. A club spokesman

said: “Manchester City strongly refute any suggestion that an offer

has been made either to the player or his agent.” City have also

privately rejected suggestions, originating in Italy on Saturday

morning, that they have agreed to sign Manchester United target

Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan. United are still thought to be

interested in the Holland star, who is seen as a natural

replacement to the retired Paul Scholes. The classy Denmark

playmaker is said to have been the subject of a “concrete proposal”

from the Premier League club. But the 19-year-old, who has been

linked with several clubs around Europe, rejected a potential move

to England in order to continue his development at Ajax. “It is

true that we have a concrete proposal from Manchester City, about

which Eriksen is proud and honoured,” Eriksen’s representative,

Martin Schoot, told “We talk about the world’s richest

club, so that they are interested is something Christian regards as

an honour. “But Christian said a polite, ‘no thanks’, because he

did not feel it would be the best move for his career at this time.

“It also says a little about Christian as a person. It is clear

that money does not mean the most to him. But last season’s FA Cup

winners have no such agreement in place.