Premier League newcomers Leeds United are set to launch a bid to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, reports say.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is eager to add some experience to his side after the Peacocks returned to top-flight football for the first time in 16 years.
Andrea Radrizzani is ready to part ways with £5m to sign Everton’s Fabian Delph and Rose will likely cost a similar fee.
According to The Daily Star, the Argentine has received significant funds from Radrizzani to spend in the summer and is targeting both Rose and Delph to improve his squad.
The England internationals both started their careers at Elland Road and Bielsa believes he can persuade the duo to return to Yorkshire.
Rose, who has won 29 caps for his country so far, spent the latter half of last season on loan at Newcastle United and seems destined to leave north London for good as Spurs are set to sell him in the transfer window.
Recent reports revealed the Lilywhites are looking to wrap up a deal as quickly as possible before the start of next season, even though the defender is holding out for a long-term deal.
The 30-year-old, who counts former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck amongst his best mates, became Steve Bruce’s first-choice left-back after leaving north London for Newcastle in January. Football Insider claimed earlier this year that the Magpies want to sign him in the summer, although whether or not the takeover collapse by the Saudi Arabia-backed consortium will have any knock-on effect on potential transfers remains to be seen.
Rose came through the Leeds academy before being sold to Tottenham when the Whites entered administration, and he is well aware there is no way back for him under Jose Mourinho as there is no love lost between them.
At this stage in his career, a move is surely beneficial for all parties involved, as the Spurs veteran is considered surplus to requirements, so Mourinho may be ready to cut his losses and accept any offers that arrive.
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