Tottenham Hotspur have told Manchester United that they must pay £54m to sign Danny Rose this summer, according to reports.
Jose Mourinho has been in the market for a left-back this summer and reportedly pin-pointed the England international as a potential option last month.
His interview with the Sun, in which he criticised Spurs for their lack of ambition in the market and inability to win trophies, fuelled speculation of a potential move to Old Trafford.
But according to the Independent‘s Jack Pitt-Brooke, the 26-year-old – set to hold talks with the club over his future this week – will cost either Man United or Chelsea £54m.
It ought to be noted that Spurs likewise told United they would have to submit a £50m bid to secure the services of Eric Dier, only to bluntly told they couldn’t have him under any circumstances when they did make an approach – even when they offer £60m. Thankfully, they signed a midfielder twice as good for £20m less in the end.
Either way, with Kyle Walker at Manchester City, Spurs will be reluctant to let another important full-back leave the club over the next few days. At least they have satisfied Rose’s wishes by making a signing in the form of Davinson Sanchez.
Let’s just hope he didn’t have to google him first.