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

Last updated: 27/08/20 14:13

Serge Aurier could leave Tottenham this summer

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

Discussions continue between the Spurs and the Serie A team, but the two clubs remain somewhat separate in their assessments.

Bayer Leverkusen are also interested in the Ivorian international, who still has two years on his contract.

Aurier joined Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017 for £ 23million but was left out of the starting lineup for last season’s opener under Mauricio Pochettino.

The 27-year-old thrived under Jose Mourinho when he took over, but he could 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 on the hunt for a new right-back this summer and Mourinho likes the experienced Republic of Ireland international.

Doherty at Spurs? The role of wolves explained

Spurs in advanced talks for Wolves defender

Spurs in advanced talks for Wolves defender

Matt Doherty plays as Wolves’ right-back but he interprets this position in an unusual way.

He doesn’t just squeeze the touchline and provide breadth, but acts as a real threat on the penalty bench. Freeze the image and he can appear to be Raul Jimenez’s punching partner at times. Doherty reinvents the role. He is the extraordinary defender turned poacher of the Wolves.

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