Report: Danny Rose targeted by Manchester City, Spurs set asking price

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Manchester City are reportedly targeting Tottenham left back Danny Rose.

According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester City are interested in bringing Tottenham left back Danny Rose to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

City have seen their title bid fall apart since the turn of the year, and are now left desperately clinging on to a fourth placed finish after Sunday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of local rivals Manchester United.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini could now lose his job this summer, but regardless of who is in charge, City will need to overhaul their squad.

With the likes of James Milner, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and Frank Lampard almost certainly playing football elsewhere next season, City will have just one Englishman in their regular first team; goalkeeper Joe Hart.

To comply with home-grown player rules, City will need to hit the transfer market this summer and bring in a number of English players - and The Mirror believe that Tottenham left back Danny Rose is on their wish list.

Neither Aleksandar Kolarov or Gael Clichy have been able to nail down the left back spot on a regular basis at City, so finding someone to replace them makes sense - and Rose's superb season makes him a valid candidate.

The 24-year-old has been excellent under Mauricio Pochettino this season, producing impressive displays at left back whilst keeping summer signing Ben Davies out of the side.

Spurs will be eager to keep Rose at the club after a fine campaign, but The Mirror believe that Tottenham have set a £10m asking price for Rose - which is certainly within City's huge budget.

Tottenham may now risk losing Rose, who only signed a new five year contract at White Hart Lane in July last year, as City ramp up their attempts to land home grown players.

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