Newcastle are reportedly set to offer a loan spell to Tottenham defender Danny Rose until the end of the season, a move which could hugely benefit both parties.
Rose was a key figure under former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino but he has fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho, starting just one Premier League game since the Portuguese’s arrival.
According to The Telegraph, Magpies boss Steve Bruce has had Rose on his radar since the summer and is still keen on the England international.
Bruce is said to be considering the move after losing both Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems.
Willems will be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while Dummett requires surgery on a tendon.
The newspaper also claims that Mourinho is also open to Rose leaving the club if the right offer arrives for the 29-year-old.
Mourinho has moved Jan Vertonghen to left-back and has Ben Davies coming back from injury soon, with Ryan Sessegnon as back-up.
Indeed, Rose was not in the squad for last weekend’s 0-0 Premier League draw with Watford amid reports of the pair clashing on the training ground.
Mourinho was quick to clear up the confusion over the player’s recent absence in his latest press conference.
He said: “No. Between me and Danny, no. I don’t know what you mean by tension in the air, I don’t have a problem with him.
“Then on the Thursday before Watford late evening I got a call from my medical staff saying that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn’t train the next day.
“Friday it was a bit of a surprise to see him training, but even so I decided to play with [Japhet] Tanganga and have Ryan [Sessegnon] on the bench. That is the situation.”
Elsewhere, Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for a forward this month following Harry Kane’s hamstring injury, which will keep the England captain out until at least April.
AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek has been mooted in recent weeks but recent reports have claimed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has held talks about signing Gareth Bale.
The 30-year-old left Tottenham in 2013 and has won four Champions League titles – among other silverware – in his time in the Spanish capital.
However, he has a fractious relationship with the club’s fans and boss Zinedine Zidane and is believed to want out of the club before his contract expires in 2022.