Manchester United will turn their attention towards signing Chelsea's Nemanja Matic in the summer, after Tottenham Hotspur insisted that Eric Dier was going nowhere in the transfer window.
The Reds have been in the market for an established central defensive midfielder and initially pinpointed Spurs' England international as their prime target, but now, after the north Londoners signalled their intent to keep Dier, Jose Mourinho will aim to reunite with Matic at Old Trafford, according to a report published by The Sun.
United allegedly made contact with Tottenham over a potential swoop for Dier, although Mauricio Pochettino is not willing to flog another club star, after Kyle Walker made the jump to United's close rivals Manchester City recently.
Matic, 28, has also been widely linked towards a move to United this summer, and is supposedly keen on a move to the Europa League holders, although Chelsea will be reluctant to sell to one of their direct domestic rivals.
The Serbian's career at Stamford Bridge, however, looks as though it's run its course, with the Blues signing