Michael Brown has suggested Danny Rose has been left twiddling his thumbs as Tottenham consider terminating his contract.

The former Spurs and Sheffield United midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits the defender has found himself in a difficult situation in north London.

As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham are set to hold discussions over potentially letting the 30-year-old leave by mutual consent after they failed to offload him in the transfer window.

The left-back’s contract, which is worth in excess of £60,000-a-week, is set to expire next summer it is understood Spurs could offer a smaller lump sum to get him of the books.

The Telegraph report that Rose had been training by himself and with the club’s youth sides as he waited to see if a move elsewhere materialised.

Brown admits he wants to know whether the defender has been reintegrated into first-team training and claims that leaving Spurs now would leave the England international in limbo.

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“He can’t do anything, that’s the point,” Brown told Football Insider.

“It’ll be interesting to see if he’s actually still training and who he’s training with, what group?

“I think that’s the question that we want to find out, what he’s doing day to day?”

Rose’s last appearance for Tottenham came in a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool back in January.

He has been left out of both the club’s Premier League and Europa League sides, although he could still feature in their League Cup campaign.

In other Tottenham news, Mourinho is set to keep two senior stars apart “at all costs” this season.