Newcastle United are said to have ended their pursuit of Danny Rose due to the player’s wage demands (The Sun).
The Magpies had been linked with a move for the Tottenham Hotspur defender, with the north Londoners having made him available for £20 million.
The star is being allowed to seek other opportunities this summer and did not accompany his teammates on the pre-season tour of Asia.
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have both expressed interest (The Sun) but no official offers have yet come in for the former Leeds United man.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce apparently had Rose as his top left-back target, but the player’s demands are allegedly too great.
Rose currently earns £60,000-a-week at Tottenham (Spotrac) and it would be safe to assume that he’d want a bit more than that to be potentially joining a new club at the age of 29.
On his day, he’s one of the best left-backs in the Premier League, and has 27 caps for England.
Last term he showed signs of getting back to his highest level, so Newcastle could regret walking away from a deal.
A huge draw with Rose is his ability to operate as part of a flat back four, or as a wing-back.
The highest earner at St. James’ Park is Jonjo Shelvey on £70,000-a-week (Spotrac) – surely a player of Rose’s quality is worthy of more than that.
Newcastle are said to be looking at players on around £50,000-a-week. By doing this, they are potentially pricing themselves out of signing top players who can improve the team.