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Newcastle aim to better Man Utd offer to Brentford midfielder Eriksen

Newcastle are chasing Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen for the summer market.

Off contract in June, Eriksen is viewed at Newcastle as a flagship signing for next season, says the Northern Echo.

The former Inter and Tottenham midfielder has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, as well as a return to north London.

But Brentford boss Thomas Frank is still hopeful of convincing him to stay on with the club.

"The thing is that I don't think anything will be decided before the end of the season. We are interested for him to stay, massively - I would love that,' he said before his side's victory over West Ham last Sunday.

"When or when not that is confirmed, that's where we can say something. I could say we're speaking every week or we're not speaking every week but it's actually irrelevant.

"I think you all understand we would like to keep him and it's up to Christian to find out what he wants to do.

"I think we have a chance (of keeping him) - 100 per cent."

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