Manchester United Chase Spurs’ Eric Dier As Mourinho Receives Club’s Backing To Spend Big

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has received the backing of the club’s board as he looks to go on a summer spending spree, according to reports in England.

Despite having won the Community Shield and the EFL Cup this year, the Portuguese tactician is adamant on strengthening his squad in order to challenge for the Premier League title next season, and will therefore spend big to attract top players in the upcoming summer transfer window.

With the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger already having left the club, and the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick still doubtful, the Red Devils are on the lookout for a few suitable central midfielders.

In fact, as per The Sun, Mourinho seems to have already identified Carrick’s replacement in the middle of the park, in the form of Tottenham starlet Eric Dier. However, the Special One is set to face an uphill task in convincing Spurs to let go of their 23-year-old Englishman, who is currently being valued north of £40 million.

United are also looking to bolster their attack, in spite of youngsters like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial available at Mourinho’s disposal. The Reds continue to remain interested in Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann, who is being viewed as a readymade successor of Wayne Rooney.

Tottenham's Eric Dier during training.

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The Manchester United and England captain, meanwhile, is expected to part ways with the Old Trafford outfit at the end of this season, with his former club Everton labelled as one of his potential destinations.

Jose Mourinho is also on the lookout for a few world-class players that will strengthen his team’s back line, and he will reportedly not hesitate to offload the out-of-favour duo of Daley Blind and Luke Shaw to make room for better defenders.


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