By Derek Smithson
Manchester United are lining up a January swoop for Tottenham star Danny Rose and may be prepared to offer Luke Shaw in a part-exchange deal, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that defender Shaw may only have until January to salvage his Old Trafford career as he will have just 18 months remaining on his contract come the next transfer window.
It is understood that Jose Mourinho will make a decision on the 22-year-old left-back by January and that one option could be to use him in a makeweight to sign Spurs full-back Rose.
The report details that Rose remains unsettled in North London and that manager Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of Shaw after working with him at Southampton.
Rose, 27, has seen his relationship with Pochettino breakdown recently and there are concerns over his future at Spurs.
The left-back has been sidelined with injury since January, but is a key part of the starting XI when fit and available down the flank.
Spurs saw right-back Kyle Walker join league rivals Manchester City in the summer and United are now keen to snatch up England international Rose.
Football Insider verdict:
If Rose’s future at Spurs is indeed over then accepting a player-plus-cash deal with United for Rose could be a good option for them. They will ideally want to bring Rose back into the fold when he returns from injury and he was arguably the best full-back in the Premier League before his setback. However, Pochettino will need players that are fully focused on the team and that did not seem the case following the players comments about the club’s wage structure. Meanwhile, Shaw has had a difficult time at United, but a move to Spurs could reignite his career. Pochettino would get the best out of the full-back and he is still has a lot of potential to turn into a top player.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Daniel Levy was furious after their first teamer refused a deadline day move.