According to the latest reports from Italy, AC Milan are determined to complete a deal to sign Serge Aurier this summer despite facing competition from Bayern Leverkusen.
Aurier has played regularly since Jose Mourinho arrived at Tottenham in November but it can be argued that the Spurs boss was forced into the decision due to the absence of another natural senior right-back in the squad.
Kyle Walker-Peters has now completed a move to Southampton and reports reveal that Spurs are also looking to cash in on Aurier, with Milan interested in snapping up the Ivory Coast international (Evening Standard).
Sky Sports revealed this week that Bayern Leverkusen have also entered the race for the right-back, who has two years left on his contract with Spurs.
However, Football Italia suggest that the 27-year-old still remains Milan’s number one right-back target this summer, with the Serie A club keen to see off Leverkusen to land him.
The report claims that, while Tottenham continue to demand €20m for the former PSG man, the most Milan have offered so far is €15m.
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It does appear likely that we will eventually come to an agreement with Milan for Aurier’s sale this summer. Given that there has been no news on a contract extension for the Ivorian, we are bound to cash in on him. However, that could leave us potentially needing two new right-backs, unless Jose is confident that Tanganga can cover in the position.
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