Dier linked with Man Utd – again

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Manchester United are hopeful of signing midfielder Eric Dier from Tottenham, who could be persuaded to sell the 23-year-old if they can bring in Burnley centre-back Michael Keane.

This is the story which the Sunday Telegraph are running in their newspaper which the majority of the other newspapers have claimed over the past week.

According to the report, Manchester United are prepared to offer £40million for the England international who can play as a holding midfielder or at the heart of defence.

I’d certainly take this rumour with a massive pinch of salt, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy does not like doing business with United following the transfer dealings of Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov.

Jose Mourinho was even quoted in March as saying: “Here, everyone is powerful now. The scenery has changed. If I want to buy a player from Tottenham, I can’t,” 

“Nor can I buy a player from Manchester City or Arsenal.

“That was not the case before. At Chelsea, I brought in Shaun Wright-Phillips, who was the best player at Manchester City or Ashley Cole from Arsenal. Sir Alex, when he wanted the best player from Tottenham, he bought Michael Carrick and then Berbatov.”

I’d be massively surprised if there was any substance to this rumour.

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