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Manchester United could reportedly launch a £50m bid to acquire the services of England International Danny Rose in the January transfer window. The 27-year-old is currently a big part of Tottenham Hotspur squad where he has firmly established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.
According to The Sun, Jose Mourinho is still in the market for an elite defender who can provide a solution in the left-back role. The gaffer has rotated between the likes of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young in the early days of the season Like Shaw has featured briefly off the substitutes’ bench.
Young, 32, has acted as the makeshift left-back in the Premier League recently, but there is still the need for a new talent, who could become a permanent figure in the United squad. As per The Sun, United are plotting a £50m move in the winter for Rose, although the deal could be dependent on Spurs losing their spot in the Champions League group stage.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side is presently tied on six points with Real Madrid in their Champions League group, and they appear favorite to qualify for the round of 16 with Borussia Dortmund still to open their points tally.
Should this not be the case, United are likely to wait until the summer to negotiate a suitable deal, although Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could drive a hard bargain over the transfer fee of the full-back. The Spur chief is still said to be disappointed by Dimitar Berbatov’s move to Old Trafford back in 2008, and he apparently vowed to not sell a player against the club’s will.
Manchester United was keen on signing Eric Dier from the north London outfit in the summer, but Spurs’ reluctance to sell turned their attention to Nemanja Matic, who has proved a brilliant buy from Mourinho’s ex-club, Chelsea.