CalcioMercato have claimed that AS Roma are eyeing a move for Tottenham centre-back Eric Dier.

Dier has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham since Ange Postecoglou’s arrival in the summer, with the centre-back not having played a single minute so far this season.

It was asserted by Football Insider two weeks ago that Spurs have already decided to offload the 29-year-old in January and replace him with Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo.

Eric Dier looks disappointed with decision in Spurs match

Eric Dier (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Roma could make a move for Eric Dier

CalcioMercato now report that Jose Mourinho is keen on bolstering his options at centre-back during the January transfer window due to Chris Smalling’s injury problems, with the Tottenham man said to be on his radar.

It is suggested that the Portuguese coach could look to reunite with Dier since he is viewed as a player with ‘explosiveness and experience’.

The report states that the centre-back’s €5m (£4.3m) per year salary is not likely to be a major stumbling block for the Giallorossi.

However, the outlet adds that Dier is not the only option that Roma are studying, with the Serie A club also thought to have their eye on RB Salzburg’s Oumar Solet.

Spurs Web Opinion

I get the feeling that Dier wants to run down his contract and leave the club on a free transfer next summer. That will mean that he has a lot more options to choose from next summer.

However, if an interesting offer arrives in January, one would expect the 29-year-old to seriously consider it, given that he appears unlikely to get any game time under Postecoglou.

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