Manchester United have had their eye on signing Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose for a long time.

Manchester United have been told to shell out a transfer fee of £40 million plus left-back Luke Shaw, if they want to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose, as per a report from the Sun.

Manchester United have had a long-standing interest in the Spurs star with manager Jose Mourinho understood to be a huge admirer of the player and has had his eyes on Rose for quite some time now.

Rose had been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer, following his shock outburst over the transfers and the wage policy at Tottenham before the start of the season. However, he ended up staying put with the North Londoners, but has found himself behind Ben Davies in the pecking order, with intermittent injuries not helping his cause.

So far, the 27-year old has made just 14 appearances across all competitions, this season, with no goals or assists to show for. As a result, his spot in the England squad for the summer’s FIFA World Cup 2018 is also very much under a doubt.

Manchester United though, remain keen on Rose as they look to ease their problems in the left-back slot. The Red Devils have extensively used veteran winger Ashley Young as a makeshift full-back on the left-side this season, with Mourinho not entirely trusting his other options namely Daley Blind and Luke Shaw.

Could Rose be the answer to United's left-back woes? (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Could Rose be the answer to United’s left-back woes? (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The latter, especially, has been on the receiving end of some very blunt words from the Manchester United manager ever since the Portuguese took over at the club in 2016 and is understood to have grown frustrated by his treatment and is intent on leaving the club.

The relationship between Shaw and Mourinho hit a new low when the former Chelsea boss hooked the England international off at half-time in the FA Cup encounter against Brighton & Hove Albion, and later went on to criticize his player in the media.

It was reported that the pair were involved in a heated argument over the incident and that was the final straw at Manchester United for the young left-back, who set his mind on an exit from Old Trafford.

There was reported interest from European giants Barcelona in the services of Shaw, but a move to Tottenham could prove to be more favorable for the Englishman.

Shaw has previously worked under the current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, back during the pair’s days at Southampton. And it was under the Argentine manager’s tutelage that the 22-year old grew into one of England’s most talented young full-backs, before earning his big move to Manchester United.

Shaw has reiterated in the past that he wants to work with Pochettino again and a possible transfer to Spurs would definitely be a welcome move for the England international. On the other hand, despite Rose’s difficult 2017/18 season, he remains a quality player, currently entering his peak years, and would be a great addition to Manchester United’s squad. Perhaps, a win-win deal for all parties involved.

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