Chelsea may have been given a boost in their bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose after the Evening Standard revealed he is contesting maximum a fine by the club.
The England full back was recently quoted to be challenging the club’s pay structure and ambition in transfer market.
Rose questioned the club’s ambition in the transfer market insisting quality players should arrive this summer, not players one has to ‘google’ to find.
He further spoke out on Spurs’ pay structure that is said to be less than what their fellow title rivals pay. This pushed the club to fine him a two-week wage worth £130,000.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been put on red alert as they now intensify their monitoring of the player in the transfer window and would launch their respective chase for the player.
Spurs on the other have lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City and may not be willing to lose another full back to Chelsea, especially as they have been unable to complete a single deal this summer.
Should Rose continue with his interest in challenging the fine by Spurs, he must appeal to the Football Association and the Premier League through the Professional Footballers Association.