Tottenham boosted as Danny Rose and Erik Lamela return to training


Tottenham's long-term injury absentees Danny Rose and Erik Lamela have returned to first-team training.

United boss Jose Mourinho has already identified Rose as one of his main targets and is confident of landing the England star in a £45m deal.

Left-back Rose has been out since January with a knee injury and has suffered at least one set-back during his recovery that has prevented him from playing this season.

Starsport can reveal Rose has set his heart on leaving Tottenham for Old Trafford ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Rose has been sidelined for a lengthy period following knee ligament damage early in the year but is now expected to make a return to training within the next week.

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The Daily Star claim United are confident of landing the England global for £45million next summer and that the player has his heart set on the move going through ahead of the World Cup in June.

Rose is contracted at the club until 2021 but is looking increasingly likely to leave.

In the interim he made some controversial comments in an interview with The Sun about Tottenham's lack of transfer activity and wage structure-for which he subsequently apologised-and United's interest emerged, per The Independent's Ed Malyon.

This has seen fan attitudes towards Rose change especially in light of his summer outburst, with the defender suddenly considered expendable by some, having been seen as a key first team player after his 2016 form.

Rose, 27, is nearly certain to be included in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad provided he remains fit for the rest of the season.