The 26-year-old England international's current deal is due to expire at the end of next season. And he tells me also very much that he wants to stay.
"I hope that they can find an agreement because I am taking the team in a certain direction".
The FA is yet to make a decision over Dier's behaviour after he stormed the crowd to remonstrate with a fan following the FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Norwich back in March.
Ndombele, the most expensive player in the club's history, has watched Spurs' first two Premier League matches since a coronavirus-induced hiatus from the bench amid reports of a falling out between the two.
The case is still being heard by the FA, but Mourinho says he expects Dier to get away without any punishment if the standard has been set by Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi escaping action for grabbing Brighton striker Neal Maupay around the neck. "I think the decision was made in that moment". "What else can I expect?"
"There was a lot in the game, there was a possibility of shortening distances to Champions League positions, there was the possibility of being more stable for the Europa League positions fight", Mourinho told reporters on Saturday.
"It was just between him and me: I'm going to show you', and he showed me step-by-step". "I don't have the words to explain what happened".
"This is not a waste of time for us. We are a big club with very talented players".
"We just want to play and see where we are at the end of the season".
He said (quoted by The Mirror): "It's not enjoyable that you are training and you know you're not going to be playing at the weekend".