Tottenham respond to speculation linking Chelsea with midfielder

Tottenham have no intention of selling Eric Dier, insists Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has emphatically denied suggestions that Tottenham Hotspur could sell Eric Dier to Chelsea.

The west London side have been touted as a possible destination for Dier in recent days as the January transfer window draws ever nearer.

Tottenham sealed a 3-0 win over Hull on Wednesday night to keep their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League on track.

Pochettino was then asked about the rumours linking Chelsea with a bid for Dier immediately after the game.

However, the Spurs boss was quick to pour water on suggestions that Tottenham could be tempted into selling Dier to one of their rivals.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Wednesday, Pochettino said: “Absolutely not [there is no chance of Dier leaving]. Eric Dier is our player.

“He extended his contract and improved his salary after the Euros. There is no doubt that his future is here at Tottenham.”

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Tottenham’s win over Hull left the Lilywhites in fifth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after 16 games of the season.

Tottenham host Burnley in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.

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