Danny Rose will not be allowed to leave Tottenham until January at the earliest, it is believed.
The England left-back was heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, after being allowed to sit out their pre-season tour of Asia in case he wanted to negotiate with other clubs.
He was close to a move to Watford after holding talks with the Hornets, but rejected the chance to team up with Javi Gracia’s side.
Despite the English transfer deadline passing, clubs in Europe would still be able to sign Rose – with Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke credited with an interest last month – but Rose doesn’t look to be going anywhere just yet.
Football London observe that the 29-year-old is the only fit option at left-back for Mauricio Pochettino at present, with both Ben Davies and summer signing Ryan Sessegnon working their way back from injury.
Even when Sessegnon returns, there is the concern that he is inexperienced at Premier League level, whereas Rose has played in the top flight for the best part of a decade.
Pochettino told reporters after Spurs’ opening day win over Aston Villa: “Danny is, after five years playing with me, he is a very important part of my plan.
“Of course, Ryan Sessegnon is still so young. Ryan is 19 years old and I think he can be potentially a very good player. He doesn’t have that much experience in the Premier League, and was playing like a left-winger at Fulham, but maybe Ryan is a little bit behind [Giovani] Lo Celso and [Tanguy] Ndombele in age, they have more experience playing in a top level.
“Ryan is injured at the moment and maybe he needs three or four weeks out of the group, and we will see how he adapts.”
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