As well as eyeing Fulham twins Ryan and Steve Sessegnon, both 17, the north London club are also keeping tabs on Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo, 22.
27-year-old Rose fell from grace with hard-hitting comments about the club’s wage and transfer policies during the summer. Despite apologising, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to move the left-back on with a £50m move to Old Trafford expected to be completed in January.
Spurs want a replacement in the squad before that happens and Grimaldo is on their radar. The Valencia-born defender is a graduate of La Masia but never broke into the Barcelona ‘A’ team although he made almost 100 appearances for their ‘B’ team.
Benfica snapped him up in a €1.5m deal in 2016, but since moving to Lisbon has yet to establish himself as a first-choice in the team. A move to the Premier League would be quite a step up for a player who has yet to make 50 appearances for the Eagles.
Spurs face competition for his signature from Serie A pacesetters Napoli. Top of the table Partenopei are also watching Grimaldo and are sure to test Spurs wage and transfer policy to the limit in any auction for his services.