Eric Dier
Eric Dier's current Tottenham contract runs until the summer of 2020Getty

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to secure the future of Eric Dier and will hand him a new contract to ward off interested suitors. The England international has attracted interest from clubs in England and abroad after impressing for Spurs last season.

Mauricio Pochettino has converted him from a centre-back to a holding midfielder, a role in which he excelled as the White Hart Lane outfit made a run for the title during the 2015/16 campaign. Despite finishing in third place, they were the closest challengers to eventual champions Leicester City.

According to the Telegraph, Tottenham are set to make the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder one of the highest paid players at the club by offering him a five-year deal worth around £70,000-a-week. The midfielder signed a five-year deal just last summer, but the club is keen to offer him improved terms in order to avoid having him poached by a bigger club.

Despite England's humiliating exit at the hands of Iceland in the last-16 of the European Championships, Dier was one of the shining lights for the Three Lions during the tournament. The 22-year-old midfielder was hailed as one of the best players at the Euros by Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti, which has alerted Tottenham's hierarchy and they are now keen to tie him down to a new deal that will keep him at White Hart Lane at least until the summer of 2021.

Pochettino has made tying up his key players to new deals his main priority and recently secured the services of Kevin Wimmer, who has agreed a new long-term deal. The Argentine himself committed himself to a new five-year deal earlier in the summer and will be hoping his key defensive midfielder does the same in the coming weeks.

Spurs have made their moves early in the transfer market and added a forward and a defensive midfielder in the form of Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama from AZ Alkmaar and Southampton, respectively. The north London club are said to be now closing in on their third transfer of the summer with Georges-Kevin Nkoudou set to arrive from Marseille.