Report: Chelsea ask Levy about signing Tottenham star Danny Rose, nine years after first bid

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Chelsea have reportedly asked about signing Tottenham left back Danny Rose.

According to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea have asked Daniel Levy to name his price as they line up a move for Tottenham left back Danny Rose.

Rose, 25, enjoyed his best season to date under Mauricio Pochettino last season, turning in consistently excellent performances and establishing himself as one of the best left backs in the Premier League.

Now though, those displays appear to have attracted interest, with the Daily Mirror suggesting that Chelsea are pursuing Rose this summer.

The Blues sold Filipe Luis back to former club Atletico Madrid last month, meaning Jose Mourinho needs to bring in another left back to compete with first choice Cesar Azpilicueta.

The report states that Chelsea have contacted Spurs chairman Daniel Levy asking him to name his price for Rose - with Mourinho allegedly willing to pay up to £15m for the Tottenham defender.

The move for Rose is interesting considering that Chelsea failed in a bid to sign him from Leeds United back in 2006, as reported by BBC Sport, and nine years on, Mourinho is now seemingly making another move to land him.

Given his displays under Pochettino last season, Tottenham would be foolish to sell Rose, especially to a Premier League rival like Chelsea.

The left back is contracted at White Hart Lane until 2019, meaning Spurs are under no pressure to sell him - and rather than negotiate, Levy should tell Chelsea that Rose is not for sale at any price.

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