Jose Mourinho is a fan of the versatile Spurs midfielder and has made him a summer target.

The Spurs star is among a number of Premier League-based players the United boss is looking at to bolster his squad.

A centre-half, centre-midfielder, a winger and a striker are the four areas Mourinho has been aiming to strengthen in.

And he has already checked off signing a defender following the arrival of Victor Linedelof from Benfica.

But a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick is also needed, and 23-year-old Dier is on his list.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Tottenham value him at £50million, and United could agree to match that figure.

Dier’s price-tag highlights the hugely inflated market, especially within the Premier League.

However, it is said United may accept paying over the odds to convince Spurs chairman Daniel Levy into selling.

Dier can potentially double his salary at Old Trafford, with United prepared to spend big this summer.

They are continuing to pursue a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, which could eventually cost as much as £79m, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden availability means a return cannot be ruled out.

In midfield, an alternative to Dier is Nemanja Matic, and M£N claim the Chelsea man is considered a more achievable target with Antonio Conte moving for Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.

he Serbia international could also see his salary skyrocket at Manchester United if Mourinho seals a reunion.

Matic and Dier are not the only Premier League targets for Jose Mourinho, though.

Ahead of the summer, the Portuguese provided a wishlist to Ed Woodward which included players in England in each position.

Interest has since faded in Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Burnley’s Michael Keane, but Chelsea’s Willian could still be pursued if a move for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic collapses.

Mourinho wants summer recruits to settle as quickly as possible, with United looking to mount a real title challenge.

Credit: EXPRESS

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