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Eric Dier

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho hopes the club can tie up a new contract for Eric Dier.

The England international's current deal expires at the end of next season, but Mourinho says both the club and the player are keen to reach an agreement.

Dier has become a key player for Mourinho and has excelled in central defence in the two games since the Premier League resumption.

"My boss Mr Levy tells me that he wants Eric to sign a new contract and Eric tells me that he's more than happy here.

"So I hope that we can find an agreement because I'm trying to take the team in a certain direction and when I try to develop a player in the team it's because I'm waiting for a player to stay with us."

Spurs have taken four points from their first two games back and it may well be they have to settle for the Europa League next season but Mourinho would not be too disappointed.

"If you tell me I start the season with zero points like everyone else and at the end of the season I am not in a Champions League spot I would say disappointing," he said.

"If I put myself in my day one and where the team was and everything that happens I would say I would not be disappointed because the situation was incredible," said Mourinho.

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