According to reports in The Sun, Chelsea are set to launch a £50m bid for Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose just hours after the club meet in the Premier League this Sunday.
Well, The Sun says the Blues will submit an offer for the 27-year-old after two sides clash at Wembley at the weekend, with the England international now their leading left-back target with a move for Juventus’ Alex Sandro now looking unlikely.
The Sun says that Spurs’ London neighbours would likely have to bid £50m to have any chance of interesting Daniel Levy, who has already sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City earlier this summer.
Rose’s future a with Tottenham was thrown into doubt following an explosive interview with The Sun last week, but it is still unclear whether the full-back, who the report adds is a long-term for Manchester United, will be sold before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month – particularly as he is still recovering from a knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines since January.
The 27-year-old has become a key player for Tottenham across the last two campaigns especially as they have challenged for the Premier League title, and he was certainly an impressive performer in the first-half of the previous campaign before picking up the injury.
The left-back scored two goals and provided a further four assists in 21 appearances in all competitions, showing that he adds an attacking dimension to the Spurs side as well as being strong from a defensive point of view.
He certainly would be.
Rose has established himself as one of the best in his position in the Premier League and for his country in recent years and while he is used to play at left-back for Tottenham, he has all of the attributes to play the left wing-back role at Stamford Bridge if he did join the Blues.
Antonio Conte is desperate to bring in more competition for Marcos Alonso in that position and not only would Rose provide that, but he probably automatically become the first-choice option.
Well, Tottenham certainly won’t be willing to sell Rose to Chelsea unless they are offered a sum of money they can’t refuse, but £50m might just be enough to do that considering they already have Ben Davies and would be able to buy a decent replacement.