Manchester United are confident that they will complete a deal for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose either this January or next summer. The Red Devils were interested in him last summer but the north London club refused to sell, having already sold Kyle Walker in the same period.
The Daily Mail reports that a £50m ($66m) fee should be enough to complete the deal for a player who has questioned the club's wage structure and admitted that he would consider a move away if an opportunity arises at the slightest. Ashley Young is currently filling in at left-back for the Red Devils while Luke Shaw has clearly fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho.
The 22-year-old, earning £130,000 per-week at Old Trafford, is yet to make a start for the 20-time English champions in the 2017/18 season. The left-back has two appearances to his name and both of them came off the bench in their Carabao Cup victories over Burton Albion and Swansea City.
However, United are wary of negotiating with Daniel Lexy, who has proved to be a tough candidate to deal with over the years. Rose himself is not happy with the turn of events at Tottenham after he was left out of the matchday squads for the derby defeat against Arsenal and the home draw against West Brom on 25 November.
The England international said he was "fuming" after being left out of the club's 2-0 defeat against the Gunners but insisted that he had not fallen out with Pochettino over the decision. The north London club have hit a rough patch of form, losing against Leicester City in mid-week and following that up with a draw against Watford, which has all but ended their title hopes.
United are also believed to be open to exploit Tottenham's apparent interest in Shaw, who worked with Pochettino while at Southampton, but Spurs are not keen on a part-exchange deal involving in the seven-time England international.