Eric Dier Manchester United transfer talk dashed by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

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Eric Dier Manchester United transfer talk dashed by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

I spent a lot of years there, had special moments and the lads are great, the coaching staff is great and they helped me to get to where I am now.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has seen the positives from Manchester United's reported interest in Eric Dier, claiming that it shows that Spurs have good players amongst their ranks.

Last season's champions Chelsea and sixth-placed Manchester United have also spent over £100m, and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino have always been clear that they can not compete with their rivals in the transfer market.

Stating that he respects the opinions of anyone who has something to say about his side, Pochettino went on to add; "My job is to be focused on my players and my team and try to work together with our board, our fans, everything that is involved with the club".

"Obviously we can improve a lot but finally this looks like a preseason where we've got everyone together - well, nearly everyone - and we can work on things the manager wants us to work on". We have a plan. We are calm because our squad is competitive. "We want to do better than second - it's something else. It doesn't mean because so far we haven't invested money or signed players that our ambitions is to the same as clubs that have signed a lot of players and spent a lot of money".

Pochettino has now reinforced that message with his response to questions over Dier's possible move to Old Trafford.

"Today Dier is our player", Pochettino was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"The academy is important because we can produce our own players", Levy told reporters on Tuesday, during the club's pre-season tour of America.

"We are not trying to sell him".

The 23-year-old wants a move to Man United but Spurs have been typically averse to doing business with another Manchester club, reportedly rejecting a £60m advance for the midfielder's services.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris, an worldwide team-mate of Mbappe, thinks the teenager is worth the money. He is very, very talented.

"If we compare the last two seasons with other teams, we were the best".

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