Chelsea ready £15m bid for Spurs star Danny Rose
Published 04/08/2015 | 09:06
Chelsea are said to be willing to pay out £15m to land Tottenham defender Danny Rose.
The Mirror reports that the champions have asked Spurs to name their price for Rose but are willing to splash out a fee of around £15m.
Jose Mourinho only has two senior full-backs to call on since Felipe Luis was sold back to Atletico Madrid and has ear-marked Rose as his top target.
Spurs do not want to sell 25-year-old Rose but have decent cover at left-back after Ben Davies was signed from Swansea for £9m last summer.
Rose would also help boost Chelsea's crop of homegrown players - something of a high concern to the west London club.
Manchester City have in the past been interested in Rose, but have never put in a bid for him.
Chelsea target John Stones has been urged to join Manchester United by Rio Ferdinand.
The former United defender believes Everton defender Stones would be a "lunatic" to join Mourinho's side.
Stones has been linked with a switch to the champions but Everton have already turned down two bids.
“If he goes to Man United, he plays every week so that’s the right club for him,” Ferdinand said.
“If he goes to Chelsea, he’s not playing every week. He’s at that stage of his development where he wants to play every week. If you say to any young footballer to leave a club to sit on the bench, you’ve got to be a lunatic. You have to be.”
Finally, Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that they will not be signing Oscar this summer.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to the Serie A champions and eyed as a potential replacement to Arturo Vidal who joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer.
Juventus were also considering a move to sign Real Madrid star Isco, but Marotta has now dismissed the chance of signing either player.
“[Paulo] Dybala could play as a trequartista. Isco and Oscar are two players who aren’t extraordinary, but they would add to Juventus,” he said.
“Unfortunately they aren’t ours and we will never sign them.”