Report: Tottenham Hotspur could be offered swap deal for Eric Dier by AC Milan

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks prior to the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has been in poor form for Mauricio Pochettino's side throughout 2019.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and Pascal Gross of Brighton and Hove Albion clash  during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express...

According to Calcio Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier could be the target of a swap deal with AC Milan for Franck Kessie.

The report claims that new manager Stefano Pioli is a fan of Spurs midfielder Dier, who he feels could improve his squad at the San Siro.

Pioli is less convinced by Kessie, and it is claimed that a swap deal could be struck between the two sides.

 

The transfer could actually benefit both clubs, as Kessie and Dier are fighting for their places in their respective teams.

Dier has struggled at Tottenham over 2019, with illness really affecting his form.

Dier did start in Tottenham’s last game, but he failed to offer the protection to their defence that Mauricio Pochettino was wanting, as the Lilywhites crashed to a 3-0 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Franck Kessie of Milan celebrates after scoring his goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Empoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Whether Spurs would be more interested in taking Kessie for Dier than money remains to be seen, but the latest reports suggest it is a real possibility.

Kessie has actually been linked with Tottenham before, with Calcio Mercato suggesting that he was a £31 million target over the summer

No move materialised on that occasion, but Pochettino could be more keen to make changes now, as he looks to break Tottenham out of their slumber.

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