Manchester United fans react to reports of potential deal with Tottenham.
England's Chris Smalling
Smalling has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and his chances are likely to be even more limited after the Red Devils signed Victor Lindelof.
Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action with Ajax's Bertrand Traore
Tottenham are one of many sides to be linked with signing the centre-back, but they are the only team so far who would be able to offer the defender Champions League football next season.
Smalling likely needs a move if he is to earn a spot in England's World Cup squad next summer.
Yet whether a switch to Tottenham actually enhances that is another matter. His best chance is if Mauricio Pochettino pushes ahead with playing three at the back.
Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action with Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri
A potential swap deal is in play, if both sides are committed to signing the other's player, although Tottenham will take a lot more convincing to sell Dier than United would with Smalling.
Tottenham's Eric Dier during training
Here is a look at how United fans reacted on Twitter to rumours of Tottenham's interest...
If Spurs want Chris Smalling then they can pay upwards of £30 mil. Levy does it to all the other clubs out there so only fair.— Chris Perez-Diaz (@c_pdiaz) June 18, 2017
Spurs want Smalling and Jose wants Dier. Simple swap deal would surely make sense.#mufc— MANCHESTER UNITED FF (@manutdfforum) June 18, 2017
Imagine if we gave spurs 15m+Smalling for Dier— Lennie (@BxIotti) June 17, 2017
If spurs want smalling they can get him, at $75 million.— Lawrence G Ching'oma (@law_cee) June 18, 2017
So Spurs want to pay 17m for smalling but want us to pay 50m for dier. Ok they can feck off & buy a calculator— Alan Martin (@Ajam77Alan) June 18, 2017
If its true that Arsenal and Spurs are battling over Smalling then both fanbases should stfu about our transfers, past or present. #MUFC— Shiven Nayager (@Shiven_n24) June 18, 2017
If Spurs want Smalling, Mourinho should put a bid in for Alderweireld (on of the best cb in the prem) offering Smalling aswell as cash.— Ry (@RyyHolmes) June 18, 2017
See Chris smalling is a transfer target for spurs . Bet they are buzzing with that deal— Dave Wikinson (@reddevil100) June 18, 2017