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Tottenham target West Ham left-back as Danny Rose replacement

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move for West Ham United’s left-back Arthur Masuaku, as they look to fill the void potentially left by Danny Rose who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

24-year old Masuaku joined West Ham from Greek champions Olympiacos in August 2016 for a fee of £6.2 million, and has since gone on to become a reliable and versatile performer for the East London club, able to play both as a full-back and a wing-back.

Chelsea and Monaco are also said to be monitoring his progress, but it is Tottenham who have shown the most interest, with a fee in the region of £20 million being mentioned.

Masuaku was born in France and represented the country at both under-18 and under-19 level. However, he has since switched his international allegiance to DR Congo, and, whilst he has yet to make a full appearance for his adopted country, has featured in several squads for World Cup qualifiers.

The player made the headlines for the wrong reasons earlier this season when he was sent off and received a six-match ban for spitting at a Wigan Athletic player during an FA Cup tie in January. Masuaku subsequently apologised, saying it was “totally unacceptable and out of character.”