Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that AC Milan are having difficulties in their negotiations with Tottenham for Serge Aurier.

Aurier has just 12 months left to run on his contract and the right-back has admitted that he has come to the end of a cycle and is looking to leave the club this summer.

While a return to Paris Saint-Germain was reported to be on the cards for the 29-year-old last month, it then emerged then that the Ligue 1 giants wanted to prioritise a move for Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakim instead, who they have now signed.

AC Milan were also previously credited with an interest in the Ivory Coast international by multiple sources (Eurosport and Calcio Mercato).

However, according to Di Marzio’s latest update, Aurier could also end up missing out on a move to the San Siro.

The journalist reveals that the Serie A giants are finding their negotiations with Spurs regarding a loan deal for the 28-year-old to be ‘complicated’. 

Di Marzio also adds that Aurier is just one of a number of several right-back options the Rossoneri are considering, with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Odriozola and Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot also on their list.

Spurs Web Opinion 

What does not make sense is why Milan would be proposing a loan deal when Aurier has only 12 months left to run on his contract. Spurs have to sell him permanently this summer for whatever fee they can get. 

With clubs around Europe having very little money to throw around owing to the financial impact of the pandemic, finding buyers for our deadwood is going to prove a difficult challenge this summer.

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