Hull City eyeing up Chelsea and Tottenham defenders

Ryan Bertrand

Ryan Bertrand and Danny Rose are being targeted by Hull City as they continue their search for a new left-back.

Manager Steve Bruce has highlighted the position as the weakest in his squad, and the Hull Daily Mail is suggesting that he is searching the summit of the Premier League for his proposed targets, with wayward Chelsea and Spurs youngsters on his radar.

Ryan Bertrand and Danny Rose are the two players in question, with their futures at their respective clubs in doubt. Despite Bertrand impressing on loan with Aston Villa in 2014, and the departure of Ashley Cole, he is unlikely to break into the Blues first-team, with Jose Mourinho favouring Cesar Azpilicueta and reportedly moving for Filipe Luis. Danny Rose is in much the same situation at White Hart Lane, with new head coach Mauricio Pochettino searching for a dedicated left-back to shore up a questionable defensive line.

Despite having recorded an interest in both men since the end of the season, Bruce has received little to no encouragement from management at either London based club.

Bertrand has also been tracked by Premier League runners-up Liverpool, and a move to Anfield would certainly appeal to the 24-year old more, although it is to be debated whether the Reds would be willing to match the £7 million valuation that Chelsea have given the player.

Rose was reportedly to be offered a new contract in recent weeks, having been a regular for the duration of the 2013/14 season, although since the arrival of Pochettino it appears as if the proposed deal has been put on hold.

Both players offer the versatility that Tigers boss Steve Bruce would be looking for, with the ability to play all along the flank allowing Bruce to alternate between his favoured 3-5-2 formation, and the more common flat back four.

It would be somewhat of a coup for the FA Cup finalists to secure the services of either of their targets, and it would prove that Hull City and Steve Bruce have aims of improving upon their already incredibly successful season.

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