Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho is prepared to act on his long-term admiration of Spurs star Eric Dier.
Dier who is valued at £40 million has been identified by Mourinho as one of the best players to replace the retiring Michael Carrick and bring much needed steel to his midfield.
Mourinho will be backed up with another big budget for this summer’s transfer window as the club continues to rebuild under the Portuguese tactician.
United are planning another overhaul of their playing staff this summer as they continue to fight to reclaim their place among the top four teams in England. They have identified a striker, a classy centre half, and a midfielder as their prime targets for the next season.
Mourinho knows that to be able to compete and win the biggest trophies in Europe next season, he would need more quality additions to his squad which would be depleted further when Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick leave at the end of the season.
Eric Dier who is still 23, is believed to be Mourinho’s first choice in replacing the retiring Michael Carrick who is 35.
Tottenham are one of the most complicated teams to do business with and with their stock rising under Mauricio Pochettino, this would not be an easy transfer for United to pull off.