MANCHESTER UNITED is ready to make a £50million New Year bid to land Spurs defender Danny Rose.
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.
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.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy does not like dealing with Manchester United[/caption]
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.
Rose is nearing a return having been out since the end of January[/caption]
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.
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.
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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Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay has signed new long-term contract at Old Trafford until 2021
MANCHESTER UNITED have announced youngster Scott McTominay has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford. The 20-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season with a host of Premier League clubs monitoring his situation. United boss Jose Mourinho has convinced the midfielder who made his first-team debut at Arsenal last season […]
MANCHESTER UNITED have announced youngster Scott McTominay has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season with a host of Premier League clubs monitoring his situation.
United boss Jose Mourinho has convinced the midfielder who made his first-team debut at Arsenal last season has penned a deal until 2021, with an option to extend for a futher year.
McTominay said: “I have grown up at this great club and it has always been a big part of my life.
“I attended the club’s development centre in Preston from the age of five and have gone on to progress from there.
“To make my debut at the end of last season was a dream come true, and I would like to thank the manager for the faith that he has shown in me.
“I was absolutely delighted when the manager promoted me to the first-team squad and I am looking forward to continuing my journey with this fantastic team.”
Mourinho said: “I am delighted Scott has signed a new contract, he is one of our young players that has gone from strength to strength. He made his Premier League debut at the end of last season and made his Champions League debut this season. I had no hesitation in promoting Scott to the first-team squad last month as we have total belief in him.”
Charlotte Crosby mocked by cruel trolls who think she looks like ‘a rubber sex doll’ after lip fillers, Botox and nose job
CHARLOTTE Crosby has been cruelly taunted by trolls who compared her cosmetically-enhanced look to that of a “rubber sex doll.” The former Geordie Shore star, 27, hasn’t been shy in sharing her love of Botox and fillers – and cruel keyboard bullies were quick to taunt her after she posted a loved-up selfie with boyfriend […]
CHARLOTTE Crosby has been cruelly taunted by trolls who compared her cosmetically-enhanced look to that of a “rubber sex doll.”
The former Geordie Shore star, 27, hasn’t been shy in sharing her love of Botox and fillers – and cruel keyboard bullies were quick to taunt her after she posted a loved-up selfie with boyfriend Stephen Bear.
The Just Tattoo Of Us presenters chose to capture their date day on Instagram, with a shot showing them dressed in thick winter coats.
Looking like they had just been for a walk, make-up free Charlotte stopped to pout for a photograph as a beaming Bear grinned beside her.
Yet many were distracted from the sweet show of affection and quick to point out Charlotte’s plumper-looking lips, which were a far cry from her look when she first joined the racy MTV show.
One troll raged: “Please stop . you look like a blow up doll .”
Another squealed: “Omg you look like a plastic doll,” as a third quizzed: “How much surgery has she had done? She looks like a doll.
One quipped: “U look like a doll and I don’t mean that as a compliment,” while one moaned: “Really disappointed…full of fillers, plastic and Botox. Ugh.”
A telly fan posted: “She looks soooo different! No more surgery!” as one added: “Omfggggg her face!!! Wtf man.. future nightmare.”
A fan then bluntly uploaded: “Yuck she looks botched AF.”
Yet the Newcastle beauty’s loyal fans were quick to leap to her defence.
One added: “Goals. LOVEU,” as another gushed: “I think you look beautiful and that you should continue to do what makes you happy xoxo.”
One surmised: “Just love her in general.”
This isn’t the first time Charlotte’s fans have been surprised by her appearance.
Recently, This Morning viewers were left confused as Charlotte showed off another new look.
With her hair dyed dark brown and a heavily made up face, Charlotte – who is a big fan of lip fillers – looked a far cry from her former self.
And while she was inundated with comments about how great she looked, some cruel trolls took to Twitter to question her look.
In the past Charlotte has been very open about her love of lip filler, saying previously: “I get them done every five to six months at a place in Newcastle. I had the thinnest top lip.”
Meanwhile Charlotte opened up about the new series of Just Tattoo Of Us, admitting she didn’t think anyone would want to take part this series.
She said: “We thought after series one no one would want to do it. But series two people had worse ideas because they wanted to top it.”
The star also opened up about the tattoo Bear gave her on the show – which was half a bear and half a cheetah.
Explaining why he did that, she said: “When I was filming series one, I had a boyfriend, it wasn’t a serious one. I was only with him for two months and I kissed Stephen on set.”
And when quizzed about if she could see herself marrying Bear, she responded: “Definitely in the future.”
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Martin Keown reveals what Arsenal have said about Jack Wilshere ‘behind the scenes’
JACK WILSHERE is ‘playing better than ever in training’, reveals former Arsenal ace Martin Keown. Injury-prone Wilshere, yet to appear in the Premier League this season, was a star turn in the Gunners’ 1-0 Europa League win at Red Star Belgrade. He played a big hand in Olivier Giroud’s winner and impressed throughout the game. […]
JACK WILSHERE is ‘playing better than ever in training’, reveals former Arsenal ace Martin Keown.
Injury-prone Wilshere, yet to appear in the Premier League this season, was a star turn in the Gunners’ 1-0 Europa League win at Red Star Belgrade.
And Keown told BT Sport: “They’re saying behind the scenes Jack is now playing better than ever before in training.”
Wilshere, 25, must use Europe’s lesser competition to force his way back into regular first-team reckoning.
“This is a platform for him to prove first of all his fitness, then his ability and then he’s got to then get into the A team to play in the Premier League,” said Keown.
“He’s got to announce his career is back open again.
“We know the talent’s been there for years, he’s now just got to do it.
“This is a big enough platform to prove he can get into this first team.
“He doesn’t need to go on loan. Arsenal can meet his expectations but he needs to stay fit and well.”
Successive England managers have long admired Wilshere's craft and guile, and there is no doubting what he can contribute at club level, either.
But so many injuries have meant it's been a long haul and last season he was loaned out to Bournemouth.
All the same, Keown believes Wilshere can bring something to the Arsenal side that no other player can. He added: "He has an element of creativity that Arsene Wenger absolutely loves.
"He can light up a game, he springs from midfield and no-one else can do that quite like that in an Arsenal shirt."
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