By Danny Wright
Manchester United are ready to make a stunning £40million offer for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose after he was left out of the squad that lost to Arsenal on Saturday, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Jose Mourinho wants to make a move for Rose, 27, when the transfer window re-opens in January and are ready to splurge a huge amount of money on the England international.
It is understood that Champions League club Man United would want to double Rose’s £65,000-a-week wage he is currently earning with Tottenham.
The report adds that Mourinho is looking to move on Luke Shaw in the winter and would want to reinvest the money from his sale by snapping up the ex-Leeds academy prospect.
Tottenham ace Rose has spent most of 2017 on the sideline with a serious knee injury and has only recently come back into the first-team fold.
The Spurs ace has made three appearances since coming back in October and played all 90 minutes in the win against Crystal Palace prior to the international break as well as featuring for England.
However, in a huge development on his future in North London, he was completely axed from the squad to play Arsenal on Saturday when Spurs lost 2-0 to their bitter rivals.
Football Insider Verdict
Rose’s future at Tottenham has been hanging in the balance ever since the interview he did in the summer where he questioned the spending policy at the club and revealed Daniel Levy should be paying his players more. That for most Spurs fans was gross misconduct and that the left-back should have immediately been shown the exit door but Mauricio Pochettino deserves credit for trying to get him back into the team and letting bygones be bygones. However there’s something still not right about his situation after he was axed against Arsenal. Spurs should seriously consider a sale though. £40million is a lot of money for someone who has not played a lot of football this year and Ben Davies is looking just as good as him at the moment.
In other Tottenham news, a manager has made an honest admission about Spurs’ pursuit of his in-form attacker.