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United target Dier will cost £50 million

19 June 2017

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering a potential move Manchester United defender Chris Smalling after failed to sign Harry Maguire ahead of Leicester.

Mourinho regards Dier as the long-term substitute for Michael Carrick, one more United purchase from Spurs 11 years back, that has actually been provided one more 1 year expansion to keep him at Old Trafford till the summer of 2018.

Having impressed at White Hart Lane since joining in 2014 the 23-year-old has become a target for other clubs.

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And the Mail also reports that Tottenham are unwilling to put a price on Eric Dier, despite interest from United.

However, any attempts to lure him away from north London will cost United £50m, says the Telegraph.

They can offer the 18-times capped player substantially better wages, which could prove tempting.

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'I must say negotiations were very hard and went on for ages [when trying to sign Michael Carrick].

'It was very hard to negotiate but, at the end of the day, we got it through and, ever since he joined us, he's had a fantastic career'.

The England global could reportedly even be used as a makeweight in a potential swap deal for apparent Mourinho target Eric Dier who is valued at £50 million by Spurs. Smalling would have no problem settling straight into Premier League football and also played an important role in United's Europa League triumph a year ago.

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United target Dier will cost £50 million