TRANSFER TALK: Tottenham look set to strengthen grip on Sunderland loan star Danny Rose

Sunderland'a Danny Rose scores his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham.

Sunderland'a Danny Rose scores his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham.

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DANNY Rose’s chances of a long-term future at Tottenham Hotspur are likely to increase if, as rumoured, the Londoners sell long-serving left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

The Cameroon international has been a first-choice at White Hart Lane since 2006.

But last season he was ruled out for much of the season with a knee injury though he returned to regain his place by the end of the season and Spurs are believed to be considering their options.

The 29-year-old remains a top quality player but the Daily Star Sunday reports that Turkish club Fenerbahce could be ready to make a generous bid.

And if Assou-Ekotto does leave, Spurs could be less open to listen to offers for England Under 21 international left-back Rose.

The defender spent all last season on loan at Sunderland and is one of the Black Cats’ main summer targets.

And Paolo Di Canio will monitor developments at White Hart Lane over the summer to see how Rose’s situation develops.