Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to make a bid of £60 million for Eric Dier, according to The Mirror.
Dier has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since May, and United have already apparently had a £50 million offer turned down.
Despite reports suggesting Daniel Levy had been in talks with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over the potential sale of Dier, Spurs are thought to be unwilling to entertain any bids for 23-year-old.
But Mourinho believes the club should do everything possible to sign Dier, and it looks like he thinks £60 million could be enough to tempt Tottenham into selling.
United had been set to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, but Mourinho’s hijacking of the Blues’ move for Romelu Lukaku has caused tension between the two clubs.
That means United will have to look elsewhere for a new holding midfielder, starting with Dier. However, it’s very unlikely the England international will leave considering how highly Mauricio Pochettino rates him.
In any case, Spurs have already said no one will be sold for non-footballing reasons this summer. Kyle Walker is the only first-team player expected to leave the club.