Mourinho hoping these two factors will sway Tottenham deal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident of landing a deal for Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, despite the fact the north Londoners will refuse to put a price tag on their man, according to reports from The Metro.

The Spurs midfielder could well be on the move this summer having lost his preferred first team role under Mauricio Pochettino last season, given the form of both Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama, and Mourinho is hoping to capitalise on his situation.

The former Chelsea manager is looking for a long-term successor to Michael Carrick, and is hoping that two factors will be able to force Dier’s hand.

First of all, the Portuguese is willing to offer the £18.7m-rated midfielder wages that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy simply wouldn’t comprehend offering a player.

Furthermore, as opposed to using him as a central defender as Pochettino has more often than not over the last campaign, Mourinho will offer Dier the chance to play consistently as a central midfielder.