Rumour Mill: Spurs Leading Race For Aurier?

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According to French outlet LeParisien, a number of clubs have pulled out of the race to sign PSG right-back Serge Aurier this Summer, leaving Spurs in the driving seat.

In mid-July, the Kyle Walker transfer sage was finally concluded with a widely anticipated £50 million+ move to Manchester City.

However now in August, Spurs are still yet to sign a replacement with the money earned after having been strongly linked with Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira, who could cost the club up to £22 million.

More recently Spurs were linked by the usually reliable SkySources with a move for Hoffenheim’s Jeremy Toljan, however the player’s agent Ersin Akan quickly came out to quash rumours of a confirmed deal between the two clubs, stating that ‘no contact’ had even been made.

Now at last there might just be a breakthrough for Tottenham, as French outlet LeParisien reports that Spurs and Inter Milan have emerged as favourites to sign PSG right-back Serge Aurier, who has been linked with Spurs by The Mirror since early June.

The report claims that Juventus, Manchester City, Barcelona and Manchester United have all pulled out of the race to sign the Ivorian this Summer, while also suggesting Spurs will only have to fend off Inter Milan for the 24 year old.

According to the article, both Spurs and the Italian side will wait for PSG to lower their £22 million price-tag, which is likely, given that the full-back is pressing for a move and that neither of the buying clubs are in any sort of rush to splash out unnecessary funds.

These reports greatly contradict news from The Sun and The Star, which both claim that Aurier is on the brink of a move to Manchester United, but… I mean… The Sun and The Star… come on…

How much would you spend on Aurier? Or would you rather splash out on Pereira?


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