Tottenham Hotspur have told former manager Mourinho he will not be able to sign
Eric Dier or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg next season at Roma.
The former Spurs boss will take charge of the Italians at the end of this season.
Reports in Italy claim Mourinho has told his new Roma bosses at the Stadio Olimpico
to go to his old club to sign England defender Dier and Danish midfield anchorman
But Spurs insist the duo are definitely not for sale. Dier, 27, joined the North Londoners
from Sporting Lisbon for a bargain £4million in 2014.
He has made more than 270 appearances and still has three years remaining on his
current deal. Hojbjerg, 25, has started every Premier League game this season since
joining in a £15m switch last summer.
Tottenham is looking to appoint a new permanent manager in the close season.
But a club insider said: “There is no way we would sell either of these players.
“Of course, the new manager would have the final say.
But you cannot see who whoever comes in wanting to let them go either.
“Both are incredibly important members of the team and you cannot see that changing.”
NSL also understands that neither player would want to link up with Mourinho in
the Italian capital.
Dier hinted last week that he felt the Special One had treated him unfairly by dropping
him in the final weeks of his tenure before his shock sacking at Spurs boss last month.
The center-back is also settled in London.
While Hojbjerg has only been at Tottenham for a season and is keen to stay at the club
and in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Tottenham will not take up the option to make striker Carlos Vinicius’ loan
from Benfica a permanent switch.