Borussia Dortmund are reportedly looking at Christian Eriksen as a possible replacement for Mario Gotze, according to reports in Germany and England, with the club willing to fight the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United for his signature this summer.

Eriksen's performances for Ajax since moving through the club's youth team to the senior line-up in 2010 have been worthy of a player far beyond his tender age of 21.

The playmaker underwent two unsuccessful trials at Chelsea before moving to Ajax, where his signficant game time domestically and in Europe has placed him on the radar of numerous top clubs.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen is reportedly a target for Borussia Dortmund.

While Liverpool and United have both been linked with the youngster on a number of occasions - Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted an admiration of his style of play - Talksport claim Dortmund are now in the mix as they look for an attacking midfielder to replace Gotze, who will join rivals Bayern Munich this summer.

Gotze's departure from the club will be difficult for the Champions League semi-finalists to take, but his exit will inject around £32 million into the club - certainly enough to meet Erisken's valuation of around £17 million.

Speculation reached boiling point last week as publications claimed that Liverpool had done a deal for the 20-year-old to move to Merseyside in the summer, though Ajax have since denied that any agreement is in place.

But the club have been open about the fact that Eriksen has refused to sign a new deal, with his current contract running out in the 2014 summer. And with this in mind, the young star will no doubt be one of the most mentioned names when the transfer window officially opens at midnight on the final day of the regular season.