Middlesbrough are reportedly planning to bring Tottenham defender Danny Rose back up north with a loan move before Friday’s transfer deadline.
While the window for international transfers closed last Monday, Premier League and EFL clubs can still trade.
Rose has so far been unable to secure another move away from Spurs after last season’s loan at Newcastle. Indeed he was in talks about a permanent transfer to Genoa but that deal eventually collapsed.
However, Football Insider claims that the 30-year-old may still get his exit wish before Friday’s cut-off. Boro are plotting an ‘ambitious’ move for Rose which would be a ‘surprise’ move for the left-back.
Rose has entered the final year of his Spurs deal, with his club willing to loan him out until that deal expires.
What’s more, their stance has recently changed after they failed to find a club willing to pay £5million to sign him permanently.
Rose is on the periphery of the Tottenham squad and does not feature in this season’s Europa League squad.
Indeed goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and Gedson Fernandes have also been snubbed my boss Jose Mourinho.
The trio will not be able to participate in the group stages this season. However, they could feature in the knockout stages next year – if they are still at the club.
Rose has clashed with Mourinho since the Portuguese’s arrival and does not feature in the club’s plans.
He has made 214 appearances for Tottenham, chipping in with 10 goals and 29 assists.
Rose also has limited Championship experience, playing in 30 games across spells at Bristol City, Peterborough and Watford between 2008 and 2011.
Bale impresses in Tottenham training
Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has reportedly “blown away” his new Tottenham teammates during training.
Wales international Bale returned to Spurs earlier this year, but arrived with a knee injury.
As such, he has only recently stepped up his fitness but he has already began to show his talent, reports claim.