Manchester United have ended their interest in signing Christian Eriksen from Tottenham as they believe he has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, Sky Sports News understands.
United were considering a late move for the 27-year-old before Thursday's transfer deadline.
With just one year remaining on his contract, Spurs have been prepared to sell Eriksen this summer and there had been talks with Real Madrid earlier in the window.
A deal did not materialise at the time, with Real boss Zinedine Zidane indicating a preference to try and sign Paul Pogba instead.
Denmark international Eriksen admitted earlier this summer he "would like to try something new" - but also left the door open to sign a new Spurs deal if he stays.
Spurs remain keen to bring in an attacking midfielder before the 5pm deadline on Thursday, and they remain favourites to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona, while also having agreed a £64.4m fee for Juventus' Paulo Dybala, according to Sky in Italy.
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