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Sky Sports: Newcastle frontrunners to sign Danny Rose

There’s more smoke brewing on this one.

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With less than three days remaining in the January transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur are showing no signs of stopping their business until the clock strikes 11PM on Friday night.

The latest rumor involves left fullback Danny Rose, who has not had a great spell under José Mourinho. According to Sky Sports Editor, Lyall Thomas, it looks like the longest tenured Spurs player has one foot out the door.

Rose has been linked to Newcastle, Bournemouth and Watford in recent weeks. Given that he’s only featured twice in the last two months and one of those run-outs was a late sub against Chelsea, there’s been no shortage of links suggesting Spurs want to ship him out. Rose, of course, stated months ago that he intended to play out his contract and move on from Tottenham in the summer of 2021. The sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in November may have changed things because his chances are few and far between.

Adding fuel to the fire today is the fact that he has not been spotted at Hotspur Way today where the first team is training in preparation for their match against Manchester City. With Ryan Sessgnon around, the emergence of academy graduate Japhet Tanganga as a utility defenseman and the imminent return of Ben Davies from injury, the chances for Rose to win his place back seems highly unlikely.

The question on this rumor is whether it’s a loan or permanent deal. Spurs prefer a permanent deal to get some cash now, given they’ve spent money bringing in Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn, not to mention making Giovani Lo Celso a permanent move.

We’ll keep an eye on this one because if a move is going to happen, it will be quick with deadline day looming.