Report: Mourinho could drop Rose pursuit over Spurs target Sessegnon

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United head in for half time during the Premier League match between Manchester United and...

Manchester United are reportedly considering halting their interest in Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose.

Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham celebrtes victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6, 2018 in London, England.

According to a report from The Sun, Manchester United are considering halting their interest in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose and instead prioritising a move for Fulham sensation and Mauricio Pochettino target Ryan Sessegnon.

Sessegnon is undoubtedly one of the brightest talents coming through in the Football League right now. He has scored 14 goals in the Championship this season, while he has also provided five assists for the promotion-chasing Cottagers.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho the head coach

His form even led some supporters to suggest that the 17-year-old needs to be considered for a call-up to England national team for the upcoming international break - while he did not get selected by Gareth Southgate, he has been included in the under-21 side.

The Sun reports that Jose Mourinho is keen on the teenager and has sent scouts to watch the left winger in the last three games and is now considering a £40 million summer move for Sessegnon

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nikosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

The Sun adds that Sessegnon may well become the priority for Mourinho which would bring a halt to their long-term interest in Rose, but may leave Pochettino in an interesting position given that Spurs have also had their eye on the Fulham starlet.

Dilemma for Poch?

Rose has been excellent over the last few years, but Sessegnon appears to have the potential to be one of the finest players the country has produced in quite some time, so it may be worth Pochettino considering whether now is the time to cash in on Rose to strengthen their bid to land Sessegnon.

If selling Rose to Old Trafford leaves the path clear for Tottenham to sign the Fulham ace, then letting Mourinho finally bag Rose's signature may not be a bad move at all - provided that he is still on the Manchester United boss' radar in the summer.

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