Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose has reportedly told friends he wants to move to Manchester United, while Matteo Darmian's agent has said he "has not heard from anybody" regarding a potential transfer.
However, Spurs are said to not be prepared to sell Rose until next summer.
Rose was left out of the Tottenham squad for the north London derby against Arsenal. He said he was "fuming" at the decision but had not fallen out with his manager over his omission, per Andrew Dickson at Sky Sports.
Pochettino has since said he was "surprised" by Rose's comments and "doesn't care" if he was angry at being left out, per Paul MacInnes at the Guardian.
Rose was left out of Tottenham's squad again for Saturday's clash with West Bromwich Albion, and football writer Liam Canning suggested he could leave for United, with Luke Shaw going the other way:
Samuel Luckhurst at the Manchester Evening News is also confident Rose wants to move to Old Trafford:
If Rose is not going to feature in Pochettino's plans, the club may well be tempted to cash in on him during the January window with United in clear need of a reliable and quality left-back.
The defender is reportedly frustrated over a lack of playing time, but his agent said there have been no talks with other clubs.
According to Pagine Romaniste (h/t Football Italia), Tinti said: "There is nothing on the market, it’s too early. I haven’t heard from anybody."
Darmian is a versatile defender, able to play on either flank, but has made just two Premier League starts this season, despite the club being without an established left-back.
ESPN FC's Alex Shaw does not expect him to be at the club much longer:
The 27-year-old does appear to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, and if a Serie A side were to offer him a return to Italy, the club may well be willing to let him leave.