The January bid Manchester United are preparing for Danny Rose

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Manchester United are ready to capitalise on the friction between Danny Rose and Tottenham by making a January bid for the defender, reports the Sun.

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in a left-back he can trust as first-choice and favours a player like Rose who can play as a wing-back, as that would bring more width to the Red Devils and would reduce the need to target another winger like Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.

United are confident the England international would be interested in a move, though to deal with Tottenham they will need to win round Daniel Levy.

The Spurs chairman is notoriously difficult to negotiate with at the best of times and he has a particular vendetta against United dating back to their behaviour during the Dimitar Berbatov transfer saga in 2008.

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The newspaper claim they will make a £50million bid, which the Lilywhites may consider because of their longest-standing player’s antics in the summer.

The 27-year-old was fined and made to issue a public apology for conducting an interview with the Sun, during which he hit out at the club’s wage structure and lack of silverware.

With Ben Davies in such fine form, he could struggle to displace the Welshman from Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI regardless, as he hasn’t played since January and doesn’t look in particularly good shape in the latest photos of his return to first team training.

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