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Manchester United set to bid £50m for Danny Rose – after Tottenham defender is left OUT of the official 2018 Spurs calendar

MANCHESTER UNITED is ready to make a £50million New Year bid to land Spurs defender Danny Rose. And England star Rose has been left out of Tottenham’s official 2018 calendar – sparking fears his days at the club are numbered. Getty – Contributor Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has not been able to solve his […]

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MANCHESTER UNITED is ready to make a £50million New Year bid to land Spurs defender Danny Rose.

And England star Rose has been left out of Tottenham’s official 2018 calendar – sparking fears his days at the club are numbered.

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Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has not been able to solve his left back problem with Luke Shaw still making slow progress on his way back from injury. Mourinho has had to use both Ashley Young and Daley Blind in that position.

Now he wants a permanent left-back but also someone who can get forward and play a wing-back role as Rose does for Spurs.

It will be a tough ask to get Rose out of Tottenham as they have their own Champions League and title aspirations.

If Spurs have qualified for the knockout stage in Europe by then there is little chance of United getting him before the summer but if they are out then the door might come ajar.

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Jose Mourinho is still searching for a long-term solution at left-back[/caption]

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But United will also be banking on Rose wanting the move away and pushing to make it happen.

And the Old Trafford outfit will have to find a way to persuade Daniel Levy to even consider doing business with them.

The Spurs chairman privately vowed that he would NEVER allow a player to go to United against Tottenham’s will after Sir Alex Ferguson hijacked Dimitar Berbatov’s deadline day deal with Manchester City to land the Bulgarian in 2008.

Levy was still fuming after being forced to sell Michael Carrick two years earlier and his determination to stick with his previous vow was demonstrated in the summer when United tried and failed to land defensive midfielder Eric Dier.

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Spurs chairman Daniel Levy does not like dealing with Manchester United[/caption]

Danny Rose's explosive interview with SunSport will have worried many a Spurs fan
Rose is not in the calendar despite being the longest-serving first-team player
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That move fell through and they instead turned to Nemanja Matic from Mourinho’s former club Chelsea.
Rose, 27, has only recently returned to training with Tottenham after suffering a knee ligament injury in an away match at Sunderland last January.

Rose has spent ten years at White Hart Lane after moving there from Leeds in a £1million switch.

He has been a first team regular for the past four seasons and made nearly 150 appearances for the club and earned 12 England caps.

The move will spell the end for 22-year-old Shaw at Old Trafford.

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Rose is nearing a return having been out since the end of January[/caption]

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Luke Shaw is keen on a reunion with former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino[/caption]

SunSport revealed last season Shaw was keen for a reunion with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino following their spell together at Southampton.

He joined United from Southampton in the summer of 2014 for £30million and was in good form under Louis van Gaal until he suffered a horror leg break against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League back in September 2015.

Shaw returned to action in April of last year and made his first competitive appearance in the win over Leicester City in the Community Shield at the start of last season. He only went on to make 11 Premier League starts and injured his ankle at the end of April.

Shaw returned as a substitute in the second half of United’s 4-1 EFL Cup win over Burton on September 30th but Mourinho made it clear afterwards that the young full-back looked off the pace. He has not figured in any of United’s squads in the three matches since.

Meanwhile, Rose appeared in last year’s calendar but he does not feature in the new one at all, despite being Spurs’ longest-serving star and rated as one of the Premier League’s best defenders.

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Harry Winks will be in the 2018 Tottenham calendar
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His team-mates Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Heung-min Son, Victor Wanyama and even newly-capped Three Lions rookie Harry Winks are all included in the calendar, which went on sale this week.

But there is no place for Rose on the front cover or on any of the individual month pages.

The star upset the Tottenham hierarchy when he criticised the club in an exclusive interview with The Sun.

Rose, a transfer target for Chelsea and Manchester City, insisted he would be open to offers from other teams because he wants bigger wages.

Tottenham refused to comment on why the full-back – who has not played this season due to injury - had been omitted from the calendar.

Erik Lamela has also been left out of the Spurs calendar
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A club insider told The Sun: “Danny is not the only player who doesn’t appear in the calendar – Ben Davies, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko are not in it either, along with our summer signings.

“People will say it doesn’t look good for Danny but the fact he has not played this season means there are no images of him in our new Nike kit that could be used in the calendar.

“I am sure, that after he returns to action, he will be in the 2019 calendar – assuming he is still with us, obviously.”

Rose, who has been sidelined with a knee problem since January, returned to training this week, along with fellow long-term absentee Lamela.

But the pair, despite suffering no ill effects, will not be available for Tottenham’s Premier League clash at home to Bournemouth at Wembley Saturday.

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‘Ronaldo vs Neymar’: Real Madrid draw PSG in the Champions League last-16 as two of Europe’s biggest clubs go head-to-head… and Twitter loves it

REAL MADRID will play Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 as two of Europe’s biggest clubs were drawn against each other. The reigning European champions will now need to go up against fearsome trio Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani after Friday’s exciting draw. Elsewhere, Chelsea will face Barcelona, Liverpool take on Porto, Manchester […]

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REAL MADRID will play Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 as two of Europe’s biggest clubs were drawn against each other.

The reigning European champions will now need to go up against fearsome trio Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani after Friday’s exciting draw.

Holders Real Madrid will go up against PSG in the Champions League last-16
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Elsewhere, Chelsea will face Barcelona, Liverpool take on Porto, Manchester City draw Basel, Manchester United go up against Shakhtar Donetsk and Tottenham set to play Juventus.

Real Madrid were always set to face a tougher draw than they’re used to, after slipping to second in their group.

Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos finished behind Tottenham in Group H, after dropping EIGHT points on the way.

Meanwhile, PSG edged Bayern Munich to top spot in Group B, both of whom earned 15 points out of a possible 18.

Real Madrid were drawn against PSG in a thriller of a last-16 tie
Real Madrid were drawn against PSG in a thriller of a last-16 tie
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PSG will be optimistic of denting the reigning champions' chances
PSG will be optimistic of denting the reigning champions’ chances
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Real Madrid vs PSG looks set to be an astonishing tie, after the Ligue 1 giants set the new record for goals in a group stage, with 25.

The draw now means one of the tournament favourites will be going home early, opening the door for one of England’s FIVE clubs to go all the way.


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However, it was the worst possible morning for Chelsea, who – after slumping to second in their group – ended up drawing Barcelona in the last-16.

Liverpool and Manchester City enjoyed seemingly favourable draws though – going up against Porto and Basel respectively.

PSG will go up against holders Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16
PSG will go up against holders Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Co will hope to improve on their shaky form against PSG
Cristiano Ronaldo and Co will hope to improve on their shaky form against PSG
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Tottenham meanwhile face a tricky tie against Italian giants Juventus.

Manchester United will go up against Sevilla, who finished second in their group, behind Liverpool.

Full Champions League last-16 draw

The Champions League draw appears favourable for most Premier League sides
The Champions League draw appears favourable for most Premier League sides
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Juventus vs TOTTENHAM

Basel vs MAN CITY

Porto vs LIVERPOOL

Sevilla vs MAN UNITED

Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma

CHELSEA vs Barcelona

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas

The clash is 'lready being tipped as a "Neymar vs Cristiano Ronaldo' battle
The clash is ‘lready being tipped as a “Neymar vs Cristiano Ronaldo’ battle
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Cristiano Ronaldo will go up against Neymar in a clash of the titans
Cristiano Ronaldo will go up against Neymar in a clash of the titans
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Europa League draw: Live stream, TV channel, start time, seedings and Arsenal and Celtic’s possible knockout stage opponents

ARSENAL secured their place in the Europa League knockout stages with a 0-0 draw at home to Red Star Belgrade over a month ago. And now the Arsene Wenger’s side will finally find out their last 32 opponents. A wide range of opponents are available to the Gunners, from an intimidating trip to Dortmund to […]

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ARSENAL secured their place in the Europa League knockout stages with a 0-0 draw at home to Red Star Belgrade over a month ago.

And now the Arsene Wenger’s side will finally find out their last 32 opponents.

Arsenal have qualified for the Europa League last 32
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A wide range of opponents are available to the Gunners, from an intimidating trip to Dortmund to a match against minnows Ostersund or Ludogorets.

They will also be joined by Celtic, who finished a distant third behind PSG and Bayern Munich in arguably the Champions League’s toughest group.

When is the Europa League draw?

The Europa League draw will take place on Monday, December 11 at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

It will commence at 12pm UK time, or 1pm CET.

What TV channel is the Europa League draw on?

The Europa League draw will be live on BT Sport.

Who could Arsenal and Celtic face in the last 32?

This season’s Europa League is set to be a lot tougher than the tournament won by Manchester United last year.

Arsenal can face any of the second placed teams from the 12 Europa League groups (apart from Red Star Belgrade) or the worst four third placed teams in the Champions League group stage.

Conversely, Celtic can play any of the first placed teams from the 12 Europa League groups or any of the best four third placed teams in the Champions League group stage.

Who are the seeded and unseeded teams for the Europa League draw?

Seeded

Villarreal

Dynamo Kiev

Braga

AC Milan

Atalanta

Lokomotiv Moscow

Viktoria Plzen

ARSENAL

Red Bull Salzburg

Athletic Bilbao

Lazio

Zenit St Petersburg

CSKA Moscow

Atletico Madrid

RB Leipzig

Sporting CP

Unseeded

Astana

Partizan

Ludogorets

AEK Athens

Lyon

Copenhagan

FCSB

Red Star Belgrade

Ostersund

Marseille

Nice

Real Sociedad

Napoli

Spartak Moscow

CELTIC

Borussia Dortmund

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Mikel Arteta covers his face on way to training after being hurt in Manchester derby tunnel bust-up

MIKEL ARTETA arrived for training with Manchster City covering his injured face. The City coach allegedly had a bottle thrown at him in the tunnel after yesterday’s Manchester derby. Arteta was ‘left with blood pouring down his face’ after City’s 2-1 win. More follows  

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MIKEL ARTETA arrived for training with Manchster City covering his injured face.

The City coach allegedly had a bottle thrown at him in the tunnel after yesterday’s Manchester derby.

Mikel Arteta covers his face as he arrives at the Etihad campus
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Arteta was ‘left with blood pouring down his face’ after City’s 2-1 win.

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