Report: Pep Guardiola wants to lure Tottenham star Danny Rose to Manchester City

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Manchester City are reportedly pursuing Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose.

According to The Mirror, Manchester City's incoming boss Pep Guardiola wants to snap up Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose this summer.

City have underwhelmed in the Premier League this season, and have turned to Bayern Munich coach Guardiola as Manuel Pellegrini's successor, with the Spaniard arriving at the Etihad Stadium this summer.

The ex-Barcelona man will be faced with a tough task, as the City squad needs quite the overhaul - and he seems to have some targets in mind already, with the summer transfer window drawing ever closer.

The Mirror report that, with neither Aleksandar Kolarov or Gael Clichy managing to nail down the left back spot on a regular basis in the City side, Guardiola wants to lure Tottenham ace Danny Rose to Manchester this summer.

Rose, 25, joined Spurs from the Leeds United academy way back in 2007, and whilst he started out his career as a left winger, he has developed into one of the country's top left backs - and even looks set to start at left back for England this summer.

A key part of Mauricio Pochettino's side, Rose has played 24 of Tottenham's 37 Premier League games this season, and it's believed that Guardiola wants to land Rose partly to fill a problem position for City, and partly because City need to bring in homegrown talent to meet UEFA quota rules.

The likes of Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair headed to Etihad Stadium as City pursued young British players, but neither enjoyed any success at City, meaning they must try again to land English players.

Rose, with great pace and attacking ability from left back, would be a sensible target - but whether Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be willing to sell remains to be seen, given that he's a notoriously tough character in the transfer market.

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