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Manchester United 'willing to go up to £60m for Eric Dier'

Man Utd 'lining up £60m Eric Dier bid'
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Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer as much as £60m in an attempt to prise Eric Dier away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Manchester United have reportedly put aside £60m for their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier this summer.

Reports emerged last week suggesting that United had made a £50m approach for the England international, who has established himself as a key player for club and country over the past two seasons.

Spurs are unwilling to entertain bids for the 23-year-old, but The Mirror reports that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to go as high as £60m in an effort to prise Dier away from White Hart Lane.

United are making major changes to their squad this summer having only managed a sixth-place finish in the Premier League during Jose Mourinho's debut season, with Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku having already made the move to Old Trafford.

A defensive midfielder is thought to be high on Mourinho's priority list, with Dier having been earmarked as an ideal target having faced competition for his place from Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele last season.

The player himself is understood to be open to the idea of a move, despite only signing a new five-year deal with the club in September.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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