The Italian club are now the Dane's first choice and personal terms will be easy to conclude with the player's current deal up in the summer, but they have not yet met Spurs' valuation and have made a January offer of £8-10m that is considered by sources to be "derisory".
Paris Saint-Germain have sought to take advantage and indicated they will meet Spurs' valuation - believed to be around £25m - but Eriksen and his camp do not feel he will get sufficient gametime at the Parc des Princes.
That is not the case with Inter, and Eriksen is enthused by the prospect of working with Antonio Conte. While the Dane could make a huge difference in a tight title race with Juventus, and in a position that the coach is prioritising - Arturo Vidal was another target - the Serie A club are prepared to wait to get the best deal and are confident of doing that for June at least.
A complication is that Jose Mourinho wants to move Eriksen on as quickly as possible so he can properly build for the future without someone who will be leaving anyway, but the player and his camp would rather run the deal down.
The only way the situation will change is if Inter match Spurs' valuation this January.
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