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French pair ready to battle for Danny Rose

This week could be a pivotal one for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose.

The England left-back is out of favour at Spurs and has not figured at all under Mauricio Pochittino this season.  Persistently linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the second part of last season, no firm offers were made for him during the summer, and now he is desperately hoping that a European club will make a move for him before their own transfer windows shut on Friday.

PSG have been widely tipped to make a move for him, but now comes news that they could face competition for his signature in the shape of their Ligue 1 rivals Marseille.

Pochettino is prepared to let Rose leave, either on loan or, or, if can be achieved in the few days remaining, on a permanent basis. For his part, Rose wants to keep his international career alive and recognises that he needs to be playing regular first-team football to feature in Gareth Southgate’s plans.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.