Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier remains keen on joining Manchester United this summer, according to reports.
Jose Mourinho had identified the Englishman as one of his main transfer targets ahead of the transfer window but Spurs have no intentions of letting him leave.
But according to Sam Luckhurst, £60m rated Dier remains keen as ever on switching London for Manchester this summer.
Footballers lead privileged, idyllic lifestyles, laced with admiration, fame and money, but there are some cases – like this one – in which they are rendered ultimately powerless by the bigger structures at play.
Dier may be one of the brightest prospects in English football at this given time, but even that title doesn’t give you full autonomy over your future, it seems.
Ed Woodward has reportedly delayed his trip to the United States in order to put the finishing touches to some transfer business, casting inevitable speculation over the futures of Ivan Perisic and Nemanja Matic – but not Dier. Spurs, with Daniel Levy at the negotiating table, are never letting such a prized asset join a Manchester club so soon after Kyle Walker’s departure to Manchester City.