Manchester City are keen to bolster their defensive options by bringing in Tottenham's left back, Danny Rose, in the summer transfer window. The England international has had a very good season for the Lilywhites and is regarded as one of the best left backs in the country, right now.

With City's current players struggling for form, Manuel Pellegrini and his men need to focus on achieving a top four place to retain Champions League Football next season. Gael Clichy is having a tough time of it at present, with some poor displays by his high standards, and Aleksander Kolarov is expected to leave the club in the summer with Italian duo, AS Roma and Inter keeping tabs on his progress.

Premier League regulations

Danny Rose is still only 24-years-old, and has been linked with Man City to replace them due to him being home-grown and he will fit with the upcoming rules of the league. Also his impressive season has seen him achieve two England call-ups this campaign, as the Manchester giants were also checking the progress of West Ham's Aaron Cresswell, who is another English left back at the top of his game at the moment.

With Frank Lampard on his way to New York in the summer and James Milner still stuttering on a new deal, they could be short of English players so these two transfer targets will suit the Premier League's regulations. £10 million is the kind of fee that City will have to pay for Rose's services, which is good value considering his age and potential in the game.

£10 million target

He has nailed down a first team slot at White Hart Lane, ahead of summer signing, Ben Davies, and has been arguably one of Tottenham's best players this year. Manchester City are expected to spend a lot of money in the upcoming transfer window after their title defence was all but ended in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last week.

Pellegrini's job is also on the line as the owners will be preparing for some drastic changes in the summer with many players expected to leave with some new faces, such as Danny Rose, another centre back and a central midfielder, coming in.