Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a winter approach to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose. The England international has recently returned to first-team action after recuperating from a long-term knee injury.
According to The Sun, United could lodge an attempt to pursue Rose in the New Year with the 27-year-old said to open to an Old Trafford move. The left-back spot has been a concern for United this term with the likes of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw failing to get a regular run of games.
As a result, Mourinho has stuck with Ashley Young in a makeshift role, but the Englishman is not a long-term option as he is approaching the final years of his professional career. Earlier in the summer, Rose took aim at Spurs’ wage policy and admitted that he would consider switching clubs to win some silverware.
However, the deal is unlikely to be straightforward with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy determined to avoid selling players to any of their top-six rivals. Rose made his injury comeback for Spurs in mid-October, and he has since started the Premier League outing versus Crystal Palace.
The former Leeds United graduate currently has more than three years on his £65,000-a-week contract at Tottenham Hotspur. He has previously been linked with United in a potential part exchange deal involving Luke Shaw.