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Eriksen favouring Dortmund over Liverpool

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Christian Eriksen has impressed in Europe for Ajax © PA Photos
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Ajax midfielder and Liverpool target Christian Eriksen is leaning towards a move to Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund.

The Dane has seen his stock increase with a string of sizzling displays for Ajax and had been strongly linked with Liverpool. Ajax said in April that a deal with the Reds had not been agreed and it would now seem as if Dortmund have moved to the head of the chasing pack.

"I know there has been contact between the two clubs, and both Ajax and Dortmund have already talked to my agent," he told De Telegraaf. "I will consider all the clubs and quietly make a decision. I want clarity when preparing for the new season, that's the best thing - for everyone."

With just a year remaining on his contract, Ajax are set to cash in on Eriksen this summer and he admits he is tempted by a move to Germany.

"Dortmund are a club where I would like to play," he said. "I think I would be a good fit there with the football there."

He said his opinion of the Bundesliga has changed in recent years.

"Dortmund play nice, attacking football. The Bundesliga has never really been my preferred choice and a few years ago I would not even have considered it, but now I do," he said. "The competition is getting stronger and it is no coincidence the two Champions League finalists are German clubs."

Eriksen is being lined up by Dortmund as a replacement for Mario Gotze, who will join Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

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