Eric Dier
Dier remains firmly part of Pochettino's vision at Tottenham. Getty

Mauricio Pochettino insists there is "no doubt" over the future of Eric Dier at Tottenham Hotspur amid reported interest from Bayern Munich.

Dier, 22, enjoyed a superb 2015-16 campaign for Spurs, making the holding midfielder role his own and cementing a place in the national team in the process. But while he has started 13 of Tottenham's 16 Premier League games this term, he has struggled to replicate last season's stand-out performances.

A knee injury to Toby Alderweireld saw the England international moved back into a centre-half role for 10 games, while the player has also admitted to feeling the effects of a busy summer following England's disastrous Euro 2016 campaign.

The Times reported on Tuesday Dier is unhappy with his role at the club – with Chelsea and Bayern Munich apparently waiting in the wings. But Pochettino insists the player, who signed a new long-term deal in September, remains firmly part of his long-term plans in north London.

"I know there are a lot of rumours, but he's 100% our player," Pochettino said, the Evening Standard report. "He is very important for us. He signed a contract after the Euros and showed his commitment to the club. There is no doubt his future is at White Hart Lane.

After being left on the bench in Tottenham's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, the former Sporting academy graduate returned to the Spurs starting XI on Wednesday as his side secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Hull City.

The win keeps Totttenham within touching distance of the top four. They currently trail fourth-place Manchester City by three points.