Manchester United have been linked with an astonishing £60m double swoop for Tottenham pair Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, with cross-city rivals Manchester City also believed to be keeping an eye on the duo.
According to reports in the Sun, Jose Mourinho considers the England internationals the perfect fill-ins for his contested full back slots, with the left side of the defence proving a problem area since his arrival at Old Trafford this summer.
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Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind have all played out on the left for Mourinho this season, with reports in recent weeks suggesting that Juventus' Patrice Evra could be set to return to England to provide some experienced cover in the position.
A move for Evra - with all due respect to the Sun's various sources - looks much more likely at this time than Tottenham even considering allowing the departure of a pair of crucial defensive players just three months after they each signed new long-term deals at White Hart Lane.
City are also said to be interested in an unlikely move for one or both of the pacy pair, with Pep Guardiola looking to rebuild his side's disastrous defence from the ground up as he looks to replace his horde of ageing full backs - the main quartet of whom are at least 31 years old.
Walker and Rose have been a big part of Spurs' defensive efforts this season, playing their part in the north Londoners holding the league's tightest defensive record after conceding just 14 goals in their opening 20 games of the season.
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