Paper Talk: Tottenham to cut losses on star as Villa eye bid

Date published: Friday 14th February 2020 9:26

Tottenham are ready to cash in on a midfielder wanted by Aston Villa, while West Ham are chasing a 16-goal winger, according to Friday’s Paper Talk.



Tottenham are reportedly ready to sell Eric Dier in the summer transfer window, with Aston Villa showing interest in the player.

Dier has struggled to break into the Spurs side this season, although he seen more game time since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino in north London.

The 26-year-old was tipped to leave the club in January, with Villa strongly linked with a move for the England international.

Dier’s current contract is due to expire in 2021 and he is reluctant to put pen to paper on a new deal over a lack of game time.

The Daily Mail reports that unless Dier is willing to commit his future to the club, he will be sold in the summer.

Spurs are keen to avoid a situation whereby the midfielder enters the final stages of his contract and could only command a significantly reduced transfer fee or leave on a free at the end of it.



Christian Eriksen joined Inter in January for just £16.9m as he entered the last six months of his contract while Jan Vertonghen is due to be a free agent at the end of the season.

Dier, 26, has played 20 times in all competitions this season but last started a Premier League match in December.


Tottenham are considering a move for Norwich City’s £50m-rated centre-back Ben Godfrey (Daily Express)

Spurs are also interested in the Canaries’ England Under-21 right-back Max Aarons (Daily Express)

Manchester United have been given approval to sign Lyon’s French striker Moussa Dembele in a £60m deal (Daily Star)

But Chelsea have also been encouraged in their own pursuit of Dembele as Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted they will “sell the players who want to leave” (Daily Mail)

West Ham are keen to sign AZ Alkmaar winger Oussama Idrissi in the summer (Hammers News)

Manchester United star Paul Pogba “would not mind” going back to Juventus next season, according to his agent Mino Raiola (Goal)

Everton and Brighton could be set to do battle for Jeremie Boga in the summer transfer window (Daily Express)

PSG are planning a summer approach for Manchester United’s 22-year-old goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are losing patience with 26-year-old Eric Dier because the England midfielder is stalling on a new contract (Daily Mail)

Manager Pep Guardiola has claimed Manchester City could sack him if they fail to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League (Guardian)

Juventus are plotting a move to bring Chelsea’s Willian to Turin – but the Brazilian is reported to not want a quick reunion with Maurizio Sarri (Daily Express)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will push for a new contract for English striker Andy Carroll, despite the 31-year-old making only four Premier League starts since rejoining the Magpies last summer (Northern Echo)

Former England defender Joleon Lescott has warned Jack Grealish not to join Manchester United this summer as they are not guaranteed Champions League football (Evening Standard)

Leicester are reported to be plotting a summer swoop for Brighton defender Ben White (Leicester Mercury)


Former Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde said he would prefer working in Australia rather than the Premier League

Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kevin Volland has revealed his attraction to the Premier League, with Arsenal among a number of clubs linked to the 27-year-old

Newcastle are reported to be tracking highly-rated Scunthorpe youngster John McAtee (Newcastle Chronicle)


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