United manager Jose Mourinho has already splashed £75million on Romelu Lukaku and now wants to test Tottenham’s resolve by bidding around £50m for Dier, after missing out on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.
And United are also hoping to push through a £40m deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic within the next week.
United was confident of signing Matic and held extensive talks with Chelsea about a £40m deal. But all that changed once United blindsided the champions over Lukaku.
It has resulted in the Blues blocking Matic’s move to United and left Mourinho’s men having to look elsewhere.
It is understood Spurs value Dier in the £60m bracket, which is about £20m more than what United believe he’s worth.
But United still believe a compromise can be reached and know chairman Daniel Levy might be willing to accept a bid in the region of £50m.
United have experience of dealing with Levy, who is a tough operator.
That follows deals United struck with Spurs for Michael Carrick in 2006 and Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.
Dier has told close friends he is excited about the possibility of working for Mourinho.
He earns £70,000 a week at White Hart Lane and knows he could double his wages too.
Source: Daily Express