Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte hits back at Jose Mourinho’s criticism of Christian Eriksen pursuit

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Adam Hamdani
Monday 20 January 2020 09:50 GMT
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Antonio Conte has criticised Jose Mourinho for “twisting his words” after the Tottenham Hotspur manager criticised Inter Milan’s pursuit of Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen has been linked with a move to Inter Milan since the summer with it being reported in Italy that the Dane has already agreed personal terms with the club.

Last week, Mourinho criticised Inter for talking publicly about Eriksen’s future, but Conte has hit back for the way in which his words have been “amplified” and “twisted”.

“I no longer talk about the transfer market,” Conte said. “The last time I did it, someone we all know twisted my words so I won’t say anything anymore.

“I never said anything unusual about the January transfer market making it difficult for all coaches. Every time I say something, it always gets amplified or twisted.’

Inter Milan’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta meanwhile confirmed that his side want to sign Eriksen but this weekend said he is unsure exactly if or when the playmaker will move to the San Siro.

“Eriksen is a Tottenham player, but his contract expires in June, so it’s entirely legitimate and authorised to see his agent in this period,” he told Sky Sports Italia.

“That’s a long way off saying he’ll come here in January or June, because there is a great deal of competition and we don’t know what will happen yet.”

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