MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho is ready to step up his pursuit of Tottenham star Danny Rose in January.

The England left-back has been tracked by United over the last few seasons and is understood to be interested in a move away.

He exclusively told The Sun this summer he would consider quitting Spurs for a lucrative contract and chance to win more trophies.

And the Red Devils are hoping to lure the 27-year-old to Old Trafford, to improve their Premier League title chances.

However, Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is adamant he will not sell to United, and improve one of their rival's squads.

Rose is also being looked at by a number of clubs across Europe including Real Madrid, Juventus and French giants PSG.