Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of Eric Dier despite Tottenham’s insistence that he isn’t for sale.
The Guardian report that the Red Devils have already had a bid for the England international knocked back by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, but it’s thought they are now preparing a second bid of £50million.
The Lilywhites are doing their utmost to keep the squad that finished second last season intact – bar Kyle Walker, who may be allowed to leave for Manchester City provided they meet his asking price.
Yet, the same source believe that Dier is open to moving to United and while he is not forcing a move, he could be tempted to head to Old Trafford.
ESPN have also corroborated the story, even going as far as to say that United are “firm in their belief” that the midfielder would rather play for them than Spurs.
Ed Woodward has already pulled off one massive coup in the surprise signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton, but it is imperative that he brings in a holding midfielder. Michael Carrick may have just been made captain, but this could well be his last season at the club and Jose Mourinho will want a replacement bedded in before the 35-year-old retires.