Paper Talk: Tottenham stunned by star’s wage demands

Date published: Friday 10th July 2020 8:46

Tottenham have been left stunned by Eric Dier’s wage demands, while Leicester have made a bold move for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, all in the papers.



Tottenham have been stunned by Eric Dier’s wage demands, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claim the England man is hoping to double his wages at Spurs  – a development which has “taken aback” chairman Daniel Levy.

Dier, 26, is currently on around £60,000 a week, but he has under 12 months remaining on his existing deal.

The centre-back is looking for another £60,000 a week to take him in line with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Heung-Min Son.

Dier has forged a close relationship with boss Jose Mourinho and he is hoping that will enable him to earn a lucrative new contract.

The Spurs boss stood by the player, who was recently in trouble after leaping into the stands to confront a fan.

Dier’s future was believed to be in doubt earlier in the season, but he has been a regular under Mourinho and the report claims both parties want a new deal.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the club financially and they are concerned about handing out a double-your-money new deal.



Ferran Torres

Manchester City are set to try and make a move for Valencia forward Ferran Torres (Cadena SER)

Fears are growing Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson may miss the season’s finale – and the start of next season (Mirror)

Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey is wanted by Serie A pair Roma and AC Milan (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Roma are in talks about extending Chris Smalling’s loan deal beyond this season (Mirror)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club he wants to sign a right-sided forward – with Sancho the primary target – as well as a striker and a centre-back this summer. (Telegraph)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering a move for Bayern Munich and Austria left-back David Alaba, 28, this summer. (Mirror)

Kevin de Bruyne’s agent says the Belgium midfielder, 29, will not leave Manchester City this summer, even if their European ban is upheld. (Sporza)

Rangers are pondering whether or not to make a renewed move for Hibernian forward Florian Kamberi (Football Insider)

Stan Kroenke has pumped money into Arsenal to help ease the financial burden caused by the coronavirus crisis (Daily Mail)



London Stadium West Ham

Police were called to a terror alert at the London Stadium ahead of West Ham’s clash with Burnley (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have reportedly made an approach to sign French defender Malang Sarr after he allowed his contract with Nice to expire (Daily Mail)

Everton face a fight to sign Lille’s Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, after a second Premier League club made a late bid for the player. (Sky Sports)

Pep Guardiola wants to sign a left-back, a centre-back and a forward to try and compete with Liverpool (Daily Express)

Marcos Rojo’s agent has tipped the defender to leave Manchester United this summer (The Sun)

Arsenal want to keep hold of Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, after shelving plans for a keeper shake-up this summer. (Mirror)

Pep Guardiola is confident that Eric García will reject Barcelona’s advances and pledge his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract (The Times)



Real Madrid are ready to listen to offers for Serbia forward Luka Jovic, 22. (Marca)

Leicester City believe they could sign Jovic for around £31m and have made contact with his agent. (Star)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the German club have lined up possible replacements should England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, leave this summer. (Kicker)

Liverpool are set for a tribunal with Fulham to determine a compensation fee for Harvey Elliott. The 17-year-old winger joined the Reds last summer after the end of his contract at Craven Cottage. (Liverpool Echo)


Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 28, is set to miss out on a surprise move to AC Milan because of coronavirus, after his contract ended at Burnley. (Sun)

Real Madrid are planning to buy France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, from Paris St-Germain and French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17, from Rennes in 2021 and have told both not to renew their current deals. (Sport)

Leeds are keen on Brighton centre-back Haydon Roberts, with Brentford, Derby, RB Leipzig and Mainz also interested in the 18-year-old. (Telegraph)




Inter Milan want to sign Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 25, and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, from Chelsea. (Goal)

United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 25, will be back at parent club Manchester City for next season after spending the 2019-20 campaign on loan at German side Fortuna Dusseldorf. (ESPN)

Chelsea have joined Manchester City and Juventus in the chase for Penarol starlet Facundo Pellistri, 18. The Uruguayan winger’s contract with the South American club is up in 2022. (Calciomercato)

Saint-Etienne are hoping to persuade Arsenal to let French centre-back William Saliba, 19, return on loan to play in the Coupe de France final against PSG later this month. (Goal)

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane says an on-pitch bust-up between Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33, and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, was “nice to see”. (Star)

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