Report reveals what is holding up a potential Serge Aurier transfer to AC Milan

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Dom Le Roy

The Evening Standard have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan are still a long way away from reaching an agreement on the transfer of Serge Aurier.

With Kyle Walker-Peters completing a permanent move to Southampton earlier this week, Aurier is the only other natural right-back left at Spurs.

However, it was claimed last week that Spurs could cash-in on the Ivorian international, with Milan keen on snapping him up (Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness).

Tuttosport reported on Tuesday that the Serie A giants have made the former PSG man their main defensive target this summer but were not willing to meet Tottenham’s valuation.

The Evening Standard now reveals that the Rossoneri are only willing to pay around £13m for the 27-year-old, while Spurs want to recoup the full £22m they paid to sign him from PSG three years ago.

The report claims that Jose Mourinho is willing to let Aurier leave North London and is eying Lille defender, Zeki Celik as a replacement.

However, the Italian club are said to have identified PSV Eindhoven’s Denzel Dumfries as a cheaper alternative to the Spurs man.

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It is unlikely that we are going to recoup the entire transfer fee we paid for Aurier three years ago. Due to our limited transfer budget and our issues with the homegrown quota, we likely have to sell first before we can make moves for our targets. It is thus crucial that Levy does not price the likes of Aurier and Lamela out of the market and is willing to take a reasonable hit on them.

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