Eric Dier is open to the prospect of a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to multiple sources.
Guardian, ESPN and Manchester Evening News all claim Manchester United are pushing to complete a deal even though Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy had ruled a move-out.
Ed Woodward spoke with Levy at the start of the close season and registered the club’s interest in Dier, with the intent to play him in his natural position as a defensive midfielder even though he’s played in Tottenham’s defence for most of last season.
Jose Mourinho had told Woodward to make a bid for the Englishman, but Levy rejected any advancements and even went on to claim that he was not interested in selling Dier.
Man United are considering making a second offer of £60m for the 23-year-old which would more than double his £70,000 weekly wage, currently above Tottenham’s £100,000 ceiling.
If Levy were to block another move, he wouldn’t be able to match any salary offer without breaking Spurs’ wage structure, which won’t happen as other players at the club would ask for larger pay rises.
He is under contract until 2021 but understands Mourinho would play him in his favoured role, and for this reason, we could see him in a United shirt.