Eric Dier is not leaving Spurs at the end of the season, according to his manager Mauricio Pochettino. The midfielder who has been in sensational form for the title challenging side this season, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford. But his manager has rubbished that suggestion as mere rumours.
Mourinho has identified the 23 year old as a like for like replacement for former spurs midfielder Michael Carrick. But his coach is refusing to be drawn to the speculation and insisted that he expects the dynamic midfielder to remain at the club next season.
Dier is among the Spurs players who have committed their long term future to the club. Having signed a new long term deal recently. This means that if United are to sign the former Sporting Lisbon star, they would have to pay over the odds.
Jose Mourinho has enough cash to burn when he identifies the right target, and would love to test Tottenham’s resolve.