Tottenham are prepared to sell Eric Dier if he does not sign a new contract with the club.
The England midfielder is considering his future after failing to start a Premier League game since December, although he was named in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up for the win over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.
However, he wants assurances over his playing time before committing to a new deal and also wants to change his position, swapping hold midfield for the centre of defence.
Now, with Dier entering the last 18 months of his contract, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may sell him this summer to avoid a repeat of the scenario where another high profile player is in the final year of his deal, with all the speculation that ensues. Tottenham have had more than their fair share of it with the likes this season of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen and are keen to avoid a repeat.