Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth provides the latest updates on Tottenham’s left-back situation, including Danny Rose’s potential departure
Genoa are still in talks with Tottenham over signing Danny Rose, despite the Serie A side’s inability to pay all of the left-back’s wages slowing the deal’s progress.
Spurs are keen to move on Rose, who they signed from Leeds 13 years ago, and have not given him a shirt number for the 2020/21 season.
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The Premier League side would like to sell the 30-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract, but could be willing to allow him to see out the final year of his deal on loan at another club.
Jose Mourinho has said that he is “happy” for Rose to leave Tottenham and added that it would be “very good for him” to join Genoa.
The pair fell out last season over Rose’s playing time, with the England international eventually spending the second half of the 2019/20 season on loan at Newcastle.
Tottenham already have left-backs Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon – who could leave on loan before the October 5 transfer deadline – and are set to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
Sergio Reguilon had a medical in Madrid on Thursday ahead of his move to Spurs
The north London club are also close to sealing the return of Gareth Bale – who joined Real for a then-world record fee of £86m seven years ago – from the Spanish champions on loan.
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Bale’s return would be a major coup for Spurs and reignite enthusiasm from supporters but the onus would be on Mourinho to make best use of his undoubted ability. The acquisition of Bale’s young Real Madrid team-mate could prove to be a key factor in achieving that.
It will surely bring a change of formation, one hinted at since Mourinho arrived.
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