​Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has defended the club management in the handling of the Christian Eriksen transfer saga, claiming that the fault for such a delay in the transfer does not lie at the feet of the "club or the player".

Eriksen has long been linked with a move away from Tottenham after refusing to extend his contract with the club, with it being understood that he has agreed to personal terms with ​Inter Milan and is set to have a medical with them after the two clubs came to an agreement over a fee said to be in the region of 20million.

Mourinho who saw his side held to a ​1-1 draw by Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday, was once again careful not to lay the blame on anyone when asked about Eriksen's imminent departure.

"You can read what you want to read, I don't want to say anything. I just want to say that this situation shouldn't happen on the 25th of January. And it is not Tottenham's fault that on the 25 of January we are in the situation," he said to ​ESPN.

"The only thing I can say is Eriksen, since I arrive, he is behaving in a very, very professional way, with me and the team. Tottenham is the last one to blame for this situation, but to be on the 25th of January in a situation like this is not nice," Mourinho added.

With the Dane international set to leave the club, his departure will definitely be big blow for the club as he has without doubt been one of their best players ever since he moved to north London from Ajax in 2013.