Manchester City are looking local to reinforce the problematic left-back position this summer, with Tottenham and England star Danny Rose in their sights according to the Daily Mirror.
And any City move for Rose will see Spurs look to nearby Manchester United for his replacement, with 21-year-old outcast Luke Shaw identified as the man to replace Rose.
Spurs are unlikely to let 26-year-old Rose go easily, but City are desperate to recruit young, high-quality full-backs and are considering a ‘huge bid’ for the Doncaster-born player, who would also count as homegrown on the Premier League squad list.
Rose only signed a new five-year deal in September, but City may be willing to pay over the odds to sign him, in which case Luke Shaw could move to White Hart Lane as part of a transfer merry-go-round.
Other left-backs being linked with a switch to the Etihad include Juan Bernat of Bayern Munich and José Luis Gayà of Valencia, who would be cheaper options than Rose. For the right-back position, 20-year-old Benjamin Henrichs of Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus veteran Dani Alves have both been linked in the past week, while Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is said to be Pep’s dream signing but would be difficult to prise away from the Emirates.