“Resistance”: Postecoglou’s position may be crucial because Tottenham refused to approve a player’s departure in January.

With less than a year left on his Tottenham Hotspur contract, Eric Dier’s long-term future at the team is still up in the air.

He is being evaluated by AS Roma, and on Friday, reported that José Mourinho has asked specifically that the Serie A team sign the defender in January.

Following Micky van de Ven’s injury, Calciomercato now claims the Giallorossi have encountered “resistance” from Tottenham when it comes to letting go of the 29-year-old.

Van van Ven suffered a hamstring injury during Spurs’ loss to Chelsea earlier this month, and Ange Postecoglou has acknowledged the defender might not be able to play for the remainder of the year.

Roma has set their sights on Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal due to Tottenham’s unwillingness to allow the England international to leave. Calciomercato says this in his explanation of AC Milan’s intention to sign the Pole.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma is reportedly considering players whose contracts expire in 2024 or who might be made available on loan. The former are the ones who own Kiwior, and they plan to sign him in the winter market to a short-term contract.

Dier, who has only appeared twice this season, is included in the second group and is also mentioned.

The newspaper queries whether the former Celtic manager, who has given the Tottenham center back opportunities in the past two games, will consent to his release in January.

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