March 3, 2021

Aurier talks stall between Spurs and AC Milan

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Aurier joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain for £23m three years ago; Spurs in the market for a new right-back this summer

Last Updated: 27/08/20 2:13pm

Serge Aurier could leave Tottenham this summer Serge Aurier could leave Tottenham this summer

Serge Aurier could leave Tottenham this summer

Tottenham have rejected an opening bid from AC Milan for right-back Serge Aurier.

Talks are continuing between Spurs and the Serie A side but the two clubs remain some way apart in their valuations.

Bayer Leverkusen are also interested in the Ivory Coast international, who has two years left on his contract.

Aurier joined Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017 for £23m but was omitted from the starting line-up for the opening matches of last season under Mauricio Pochettino.

The 27-year-old flourished under Jose Mourinho when he took over but may still be allowed to leave for the right price, as Tottenham are in advanced talks with Wolves over a deal to sign defender Matt Doherty.

Spurs are in the market for a new right-back this summer and Mourinho is keen on the experienced Republic of Ireland international.

Doherty to Spurs? Wolves role explained

Spurs are in advanced talks for Wolves defender Spurs are in advanced talks for Wolves defender

Spurs are in advanced talks for Wolves defender

Matt Doherty plays as a right wing-back for Wolves but he interprets that position in an unusual way.

He does not just hug the touchline and provide width but acts as a genuine penalty box threat. Freeze the frame and he can appear to be Raul Jimenez’s strike partner at times. Doherty is reinventing the role. He is Wolves’ defender-turned-poacher extraordinaire.

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