Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani was spotted at the Inter Milan headquarters with just days left in the transfer window.
That got Leeds fans excited that it might be transfer related.
However, Sky Sports journalist Luca Marchetti (via Inter News) has poured cold water on any potential drama.
Footage of Radrizzani was posted online by Calciomercato.
Marchetti said that Radrizzani was meeting with Inter CEO Beppe Marotta but they weren’t talking about anything to do with transfers.
He claimed that they were actually talking about problems facing running a football club in the middle of an ongoing COVID pandemic.
He said there were no negotiations ongoing between the two clubs.
Nothing to see here
You can’t blame the Leeds fans for putting two and two together and – at the most extreme – making Christian Eriksen.
On Monday, Leeds announced details of a new £50m investment from the 49ers.
Some fans were obviously hoping that Radrizzani went to Italy with that burning a hole in his pocket.
However, the leap from ‘Leeds are making no transfers’ to loaning Eriksen on wages of £300k-a-week is a big one.
There will be more drama between now and the deadline on Monday, but we can almost guarantee it will be manufactured.
Leeds aren’t going to bring any players in between now and Tuesday, certainly not for the first team, and it’s looking increasingly unlikely that any Under-23s will be joining.
Both squads are strong. The Under-23s are top of their PL2 division and the first-team have 26 points after the first half of the season.
That’s way more than half the points they’ll need to stay in the Premier League.
In fact, if they get the same number of points in the second half of the season, they’ll end on 52 points, which was enough to see Southampton get an 11th-placed finish last season.
That would be some achievement. Eriksen can wait until the summer.
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