Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he’s unsure if Christian Eriksen will sign a new Tottenham contract, following reports the Dane is reluctant to commit his future to the club.
Talks have stalled over a new deal for the attacking midfielder, who has scored four goals in his last six games for Spurs.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are admirers of the 26-year-old, whose current deal runs out in 18 months.
When asked by reporters about Eriksen’s situation, Pochettino stressed it was something out of his control.
He said: “Football is dynamic. It’s about interests the manager sometimes can’t manage.
“Eriksen is important to us. You’d like this type of player with you, but it’s a negotiation.
“It would be fantastic if he commits long-term but he has every right to do what he wants.”
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Elsewhere, Mousa Demebele is also yet to put pen-to-paper on a new deal at White Hart Lane, with the Belgian attracting interest from the Chinese Super League.
And Pochettino confirmed there is no update on the 31-year-old’s future, with the midfielder out of contract at the end of the season.
He added: “No. There is still no news. No news, again like Christian Eriksen – a different situation – it is not only in our hands.
“In that business there are different parties that are involved, then it is about to negotiate, to talk, and see what the different parties want.”