Report: Spurs give PL title-chasers emphatic answer after enquiry for first-team flyer
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have rebuffed an enquiry from title-contenders Manchester City for Danny Rose, according to a report.
The Evening Standard report that while Spurs were finalising the deal for Kyle Walker – with the £50m+ move expected to go through in the next 24 hours – Man City also asked about the 27-year-old left back.
Rose struggled with injury last season and hasn’t played for Spurs since January but is reported to have been a target for both Manchester clubs this summer.
He is still recuperating from his injury, with Ben Davies currently providing adequate cover, but Mauricio Pochettino has no interest in selling him to anyone.
Rose has been a key part of Tottenham’s rise to Premier League title contenders over the past couple of seasons, and is important at both ends of the pitch.
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He’s made 144 appearances for the north London side, scoring an impressive 10 goals and adding 21 assists from his runs down the flank.
According to the Evening Standard, this flat refusal for Tottenham to entertain a deal for their other full back will result in City making a move for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.
Mendy will cost reportedly cost Manchester a similar sum to Walker, which would mean an outlay of over £100m for just two defenders.
The Standard also claims that Pochettino wants to add a right-back to provide competition for the departing Walker, with Ricardo Pereira a top target.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are on the verge of their first summer signing as club president jets in for talks.