Manchester United have reportedly been told they will have to stump up a mega £50million to land Eric Dier.
SunSport told how Jose Mourinho has made the Tottenham ace one of his key targets this summer.
And the Telegraph say that the Old Trafford club have been told they will have to shell out a huge fee for a player Mourinho sees as a long-term successor to Michael Carrick.
United bagged Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for around £30million last week.
They are also make slow advances in their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
And Mourinho also wants Dier in his ranks to begin next season at the base of his midfield.
Doing business with Tottenham is fraught with complications, but Mourinho is a firm admirer of the England player.
Spurs are set lose Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
And the North London club will not want any major overhaul after their title tilts over the last two seasons.
United have been linked with a number of other targets in recent weeks, including Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Fellow Barca player Andre Gomes is another.