Leeds sold Rose to Tottenham for £1m in 2007 but inserted a clause in the deal that entitles them to 10 per cent of any profit Spurs make on him.

According to the Daily Mail, United boss Jose Mourinho is confident of landing the England international in January or next summer.

A £50m transfer fee has been reported, which would result in a £4.9m bonus for Leeds.

Doncaster-born Rose came through the youth ranks at Leeds but never made a senior appearance for the club.

He was sold to Tottenham to raise funds when the club entered administration following their relegation to League One.