By Russell Edge

9th Dec, 2017 | 1:53pm

Difficult Levy to scupper Tottenham outgoing transfer as January target changed - report

Tottenham are set to see Manchester United end their interest in Danny Rose and turn their attention to Juventus defender Alex Sandro in the January window, according to a report.

The Independent claim on their website that the Red Devils have now made the Brazilian their top target over the winter market as manager Jose Mourinho prioritises securing a new left back at Old Trafford.

It is said that United recognise the difficulties of dealing with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in negotiations, with the Spurs head honcho known to be stubborn, and feel as though that could have an impact on securing Rose, which has resulted in the change of targets.

Levy is reportedly looking for a fee of £50million for the 27-year-old, the same figure that they sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for over the summer, and it is claimed that Pep Guardiola’s side could swoop in for Rose, although they hold some reservations over spending that sort of money again.

Football Insider verdict

What had appeared to be a near certainty in the transfer market now appears to have an air of doubt over it. Rose had looked set to join Manchester United, with Mourinho willing to splash the cash and Spurs seemingly resigned to his departure. However it appears as though Daniel Levy’s reputation could well have a serious impact on the deal, and that Spurs may find Rose remaining with the club come the end of the January window. That would not be the worst thing for Mauricio Pochettino, who could do with the quality in depth as they fight on three fronts, but he would likely have been expecting the funds to reinvest, which could see plans change.

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