​Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has all but confirmed that wantaway star Christian Eriksen will remain in north London for the 2019/20 campaign.


The Dane's departure this summer had been on the cards for some time, with the playmaker now in the final season of his contract with Spurs. Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are just three of a number of clubs linked with a move, though it seems there will be no mega-money switch ahead of the European transfer window's closure on Monday.

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Eriksen opened the scoring for the ​Lilywhites in Sunday's north London derby, having started as a substitute in the woeful home defeat to ​Newcastle United a week prior.


Speaking after the ​2-2 draw with rivals ​Arsenal, Pochettino stated (as quoted by ​BBC): "[He] had a big performance. His mind was clear that he wanted to play. 


"It’s nearly impossible for something to happen [regarding an exit on Monday], that’s why it was clear."


Real had been tracking Eriksen for much of the off-season, though ​recent reports suggested PSG would table a late bid for the playmaker.

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Nevertheless, he will likely continue helping Spurs push for a fourth consecutive top-four finish in the top flight, whilst also aiding the team's hopes of qualifying from their ​Champions League group.


​Bayern Munich are the other big name in Group B, with Greek outfit Olympiacos and Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade also drawn to face the Lilywhites.