According to the London Evening Standard, Manchester United are still interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose at the end of the season.
Rose has been strongly linked with a move to United for some time, with Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho believed to be a big admirer of the England international.
The left-back has recovered from the serious knee injury that he suffered last season, but has struggled to regain his place in the Tottenham defence.
Rose openly criticised Tottenham’s transfer policy and wage structure last summer, and it is thought that his relationship with the club is beyond repair.
The 27-year-old has only featured on 14 occasions for Spurs this season, but according to the London Evening Standard, United are still interested in a move this summer.
Indeed, the report claims that Tottenham are actively looking to sell, and a deal between the two clubs at the end of the season is looking increasingly likely.
United will need to sign at least one new full-back this summer with Matteo Darmian expected to depart, and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Luke Shaw, who could well leave at the end of the season.
Ashley Young has impressed for United at left-back, but the Englishman is no spring chicken, and he will not be able to play every week during the 2018-19 campaign.
Rose has struggled for football this term, but that is mainly due to matters off the field, rather than Mauricio Pochettino believing that the defender is not good enough.
Rose was outstanding for Tottenham between 2013 and 2016, and there is a reason why Mourinho is such a huge admirer of his talents.
It has been a frustrating year or so for Rose, but there is no question that he has the ability to become United’s first-choice left-back, and the Red Devils will feel that they can negotiate a good price in this summer’s transfer window.