bwin have installed Liverpool as the odds-on favourites to beat Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan to the signature of Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen after Frank de Boer gave the Denmark international the green light to move.
The 21-year-old is one of the most prodigious talents in Europe after a swift rise to prominence at Ajax, where he has played an integral part in the Dutch giants winning two consecutive league titles.
With ten goals in 33 games last term, Eriksen has become a wanted man and with just one year left on his contract it has long been speculated that he would be looking for a new club before September.
And now Ajax boss De Boer has given the clearest indication yet that Eriksen is leaving Amsterdam in this transfer window by saying there is little he can do stop the Danish star moving on.
“It is up to Christian what he wants,” De Boer said. “If he feels good going to Liverpool, then it is up to him. I would want nothing more than having him with us for a few more years.
“But we realise the interest in this kind of player is huge. And I can also understand that he wants to make another step in his career. I can’t stop him.”
And by naming Liverpool specifically, De Boer has confirmed the Anfield club’s interest and bwin now go 13/20 that Eriksen joins the Merseysiders this summer.
Borussia Dortmund are 5/1 to sign the Dane, with AC Milan 11/2 and Tottenham, who are also said to have an interest in the player, 6/1 to take Eriksen to White Hart Lane.
It is 11/10 that Ajax manage to keep hold of Eriksen after 3rd September, while you can get upwards of 11/1 that he signs for other clubs.