Manchester United set to bid £40million for England star

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Manchester United will kick off their summer spending spree by launching a £40million bid for Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mail.

Dier, 23, has established himself as a regular first team player for both Spurs and England since arriving in the Premier League from Sporting Lisbon in a £3million deal in 2014.

Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of Dier, who can play in midfield or defence, and sees him as the long-term replacement for Michael Carrick.

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United are planning a massive squad overhaul this summer, with yet more spending set to follow if Dier does arrive.

Mourinho has been tasked with re-establishing United as one of Europe’s most successful clubs as they were under Sir Alex Ferguson prior to his retirement in 2013.

But qualification for the Champions League is far from certain, with the club sitting in fifth in the Premier League.

Spurs and Dier are in second, so it may be tough to convince the England star to switch to Old Trafford if they do not reach the competition.

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