RUMOURS: Man Utd to fight Man City for £25m Rose

Pep Guardiola is looking to freshen up his ageing defence, but Jose Mourinho is also an admirer of Tottenham’s England international left-back

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has emerged as a £25 million target for Manchester City, according to the Daily Mirror.

Pep Guardiola is looking to freshen up an ageing defensive unit at the Etihad Stadium, with Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Aleksander Kolarov all 31 or older.

City are said to have had Rose watched by their scouting network in recent weeks, with positive reports fed back to Guardiola and his coaching staff.

The England international is also wanted by Manchester United, though, with Jose Mourinho in the market for reinforcements at full-back and prepared to battle City in any bidding war.