Fuelled by reports from the not-so-reliable Italian website Tuttomercato, rumours are circulating on Tuesday that Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen.
In truth the article from Tuttomercato is several days old, but it appears to have been given a new lease of life after ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel used his Twitter page to claim that he has spoken to Eriksen about moving to Merseyside.
4 the LFC fans who have questions about Eriksen, i've gave him enough information about the club during past season.. so he understands LFC
— Ryan Babel (@RyanBabel) July 23, 2013
So what of the reports.
Liverpool are said to have closing in on a €21 million move for the 21-year-old Ajax star. The details of the supposed agreed personal remain a mystery.
Christian Eriksen has made 157 appearances in all competitions for Ajax, scoring 30 goals and providing 40 assists. He has also helped his Amsterdam based side to three successive Eredivisie titles.
Below is a video of Christian Eriksen in action, together with an image of a Ajax fan speaking with Liverpool’s MD Ian Arye in Australia with Eriksen’s name on the back of his shirt.