As well as being linked with Dier, United were also said to have been interested in signing Nemanja Matic this summer.
Manchester United look set to make one last big push in a bid to convince Tottenham Hotspur into selling with Eric Dier, with reports suggesting that they are considering tabling a final £60m ($78.3m) offer for the versatile England global who is rumoured to be keen on a switch to Old Trafford.
As for Dier, the opportunity to double his current salary and factors such as him being a United fan as a child have apparently contributed to the player being open to a move north.
Dier impressed in a midfield role during the 2015-16 season before Spurs signed Victor Wanyama, with the 23-year-old alternating between midfield and defence due to the Kenya international's great form during the 2016-17 campaign, making 36 Premier League appearances.
The Manchester Evening News reported last week that Dier's eagerness to move to United has intensified in recent days, which could play a part in Tottenham's decision regarding his future. As a result, it's now thought Ed Woodward is being urged to table one final big-money offer to see if things might change.