England international Danny Rose has set his sights on working under Jose Mourinho next summer. The 27-year-old has recently returned to first-team training for Tottenham Hotspur after recuperating from a long-term knee injury.
According to The Star, the left-back is open to the prospect of moving north to Manchester United, whilst snubbing interest from Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. A source close to the player said: “The lure of United is too strong for him and if he had the choice he would pick United hands down.”
Ashley Young has recently cemented his spot as the makeshift left-back, but there is still the need for a top-class defender, who can put in consistent performances in the Premier League and Europe.
Rose is undoubtedly England’s first-choice left-back when fit, and as per The Star, Mourinho is confident that a deal of around £45m could be struck for the Three Lions defender at the end of the campaign.
The former Leeds United graduate is currently contracted to Spurs until 2021, but he is aware of the fact that he could easily double his £75,000-a-week wages while getting the opportunity to work under the Portuguese tactician.
Should a deal go through, Manchester United may have a big decision to make on the future of Luke Shaw, who will have entered the final 12 months of his contract by then.