Jose Mourinho Keen To Follow Up Lukaku Deal With Another Huge Signing: Ready To Offer £60m For Tottenham Ace

After the blockbuster signing of Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United have sprung back to life in the transfer market. They now want to continue the momentum and bid for a player on who they have had a long-standing interest – Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur.

The central midfielder was one of the first targets for Jose Mourinho and the Red Devils are ready to offer Tottenham up to £60million for the transfer, according to the reports from Mirror.

Eric Dier is another name that has been rumoured with a move to Old Trafford and The Mirror believe that United could be set to make a huge bid for the Tottenham star.

The reported price of £60million is a far cry from the initial reports that indicated the Old Trafford club valuing the player at £40million. Tottenham’s reluctance in doing business for this player could probably be the reason, as the club notified that Dier is not for sale at any price.

United are wary of dealing with Daniel Levy who is notorious for his hard bargain tactics. In the past too, the clutch of Tottenham stars that moved from White Hart Lane to Old Trafford – Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov to name a few, were landed after a lot of negotiations.

Things have changed though and the view within Tottenham is that the club can now genuinely challenge for titles and not be a feeder club for other top-four chasing sides. As Mauricio Pochettino’s side has shown in recent years, the side has title credentials.

It remains to be seen if United can prise the midfielder away from Tottenham, especially since the club wants to improve and challenge for the title this season. Dier is considered a key player in the squad because of his versatility and quality.

There is frustration in Dier’s camp though, as the player had to play second fiddle to Victor Wanyama last year. A very close friend of key player Dele Alli, Dier is a vital cog for the club both on and off the field.

Will United solve all these riddles and move ahead with the transfer with this increase of offer? If they do, it would be a real coup!