Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose would prefer to join Manchester United because he would like to work with Jose Mourinho over Chelsea manager Antonio Conte if he was to leave Spurs in January, according to a report on the Daily Star.
However, during the same interview, Rose did say he would like to return north one day and is sure to jump at the chance of a move to Manchseter United if the Reds make a move to sign him.
First-choice left-back Rose damaged medial ligaments in his left knee during the first half of a goalless Premier League draw against former club Sunderland in January and later underwent exploratory surgery that ruled him out for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign and beyond.
The left-back scored and impressed in the club's last game against Huddersfield. Spurs will not want to lose Rose, but they have a ready-made replacement in Ben Davies, who is only a notch or two below the England worldwide in an attacking sense, and offers greater reliability in defence.
The Argentine's long-standing problem has caused massive issues and several setbacks, something which he has tried to mend.
England full-back Rose has been sidelined since late January with a knee injury and Argentinian midfielder Lamela has not played in nearly 12 months due to hip problems.
Now, both Lamela and Rose have returned to first-team training and will be looking to get 100% fit in the coming months.
While Danny Rose is only just returning from injury the news is still not great for Spurs fans.
This comes after the player claimed the club lacked ambition during the summer transfer window, which he was later fined for.