Eriksen, 27, has told Spurs he wants to leave the club this summer and, while United are interested, there is an acceptance it will be hard to pull off with time running out before Thursday's deadline.
Manchester United have reportedly been told how much they need to part with to secure Tottenham star Christian Eriksen, meaning a transfer could potentially be accelerated. They have Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Pogba in the attacking midfield positions so a late move for Eriksen could suggest that Pogba may be moving on after all...
Eriksen said at the end of last season that he thought it would be a good time for a fresh challenge, but reported moves to one of Real Madrid or Barcelona haven't come to fruition over the summer. Clubs in Spain, Italy, France and Germany have more than three weeks to recruit talent for their upcoming seasons.
In Danish paper Ekstrabladet on Wednesday, the paper report that "Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would prefer to sell (Eriksen) to a foreign club and avoid reinforcing a rival like Manchester United".
The Denmark midfielder, 27, has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but Tottenham have yet to receive a formal bid and United are hoping that may encourage Spurs to compromise on price.
Eriksen has less than a year left on his contract with Tottenham and has already rejected efforts to get him to sign a renewal.
But United believe they are able to bring the midfielder in late on.
AS have reported: "The "Pogba Case" has many actors pending in the world of football". This move always seemed far-fetched, and now the reasons are stacking up.
Spurs' options to replace Eriksen include Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona and Paulo Dybala from Juventus.