Tottenham have allowed Kyle Walker to join Manchester City, but they have no intention of letting Eric Dier follow him out the door.
As reported in the Mirror, Manchester United are not confident that Spurs will change their stance and are ready to make a final ‘take it or leave it’ offer of £60million.
It’s a phenomenal sum of money, yet it’s still unlikely to be enough to turn Daniel Levy’s head.
United have already signed Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku and Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to be finished there.
A long-term replacement for Michael Carrick remains top of his list, although it’s less urgent after the midfielder signed a new one-year extension.
It’s thought United originally budgeted £40m for Dier until they realised they would have to up that bid.
The 23-year-old was crucial to Tottenham’s title bid last term, featuring in all but two Premier League games.
Mauricio Pochettino has been relying on him defensively more than anything else, as he has Victor Wanyama now filling his role in central midfield.