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Christian Eriksen: Jose Mourinho criticises Inter over move for Tottenham midfielder

Christian Eriksen scores for Tottenham in FA Cup

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has criticised the timing of Inter Milan’s bid for midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The Danish midfielder is set to travel to Italy next week to finalise a move.

Inter have been linked with Eriksen throughout January, but have not moved until late in the transfer window.

“Tottenham is the last one to blame for this situation,” said Mourinho, who also revealed that the club will make Giovani lo Celso’s loan move from Real Betis permanent this month.

Continuing on the subject of Eriksen, the Portuguese added: “I just want to say that this situation shouldn’t happen on 25 January.

“The only thing I can say is Eriksen, since I arrive, he is behaving in a very, very professional way, with me and the team.

“But to be on 25 January in a situation like this is not nice.”

Eriksen was left out of Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth-round draw at Southampton on Saturday, but has been regularly involved during Mourinho’s time at the club despite the speculation surrounding the 27-year-old’s future.

The Dane, who said in June he was looking for a fresh challenge,