Manchester United are ready to offer Danny Rose an escape route out of ­ Tottenham .

Jose Mourinho will target the England left-back for a January switch to Old Trafford after Rose was left out of the squad for Saturday's north London derby defeat at Arsenal.

United are ready to pay £40million for the 27-year-old – and also offer Luke Shaw as a makeweight.

Rose, who has just returned to fitness after being sidelined for 10 weeks with a knee injury, was not included in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans as Spurs’ title hopes were hit by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of their arch rivals.