Leicester have been linked with a move to bring Eriksen back to the Premier League during the January window, as they search to add to their attacking midfield options.
City made an enquiry over the former Tottenham man but are said to have backed away from a deal after Inter insisted any loan move would involve City paying 100 percent of the player’s £300k-per-week wages.
Eriksen moved to Inter a year ago, but has failed to make too much of an impact at the club since his transfer from Tottenham.
That led to speculation that his future could lie away from the San Siro, with City making their interest known.
The 28-year-old did make headlines in the Milan derby last week, scoring a late free kick to secure a 2-1 win over AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-final, despite only playing two minutes of the game.
He since started the 4-0 win over Benevento in Serie A at the weekend.
“As Antonio Conte said, if there are some players who are unhappy and want to find other clubs, it’s not right to withhold them,” he told DAZN (via Sky Sports).
“We do not have any of those situations. Therefore, this is the squad we will have at our disposal until the end of the season.
When you’re in a big club, there are no starting players or deputies. There are just professionals who must answer to the coach and his decisions. A player can play less than one of his team-mates but still manage to be more influential.
“Over the course of the campaign, Eriksen too can have an important role in the team, whether he plays more or less.”