Tottenham are reportedly finding it difficult to offload defender Serge Aurier as AC Milan refuse to meet their demands over a fee.
The Italian outfit are said to be keen on the services of the Ivory Coast international this summer and made contact with the player’s entourage over a possible deal for the right-back. However, a deal is yet to agreed between both clubs are the Serie A side are not willing to meet the Premier League’s valuation of the defender.
Per the latest from Bleacher Report, Jose Mourinho’s side are demanding for a fee around £20 million for the 27-year-old, but Milan are determined not to spend more than £13 million on a player who has been up for sale by Tottenham.
Milan are continuing their rebuild as they seek to regain their power in European football once again, and see the Frenchman as being a fine addition to their squad as they prepare for Europa League football next season. The publication also adds that Aurier’s departure is crucial to Tottenham’s transfer plans as they look to bring in Lille full-back Zeki Celik as a replacement.
Aurier despite the inconsistencies was one of the best players at Tottenham Hotspur during the second half of the just ended season. The right-back was involved 10 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions for the north London outfit in the 2019/20 campaign. He scored twice while laying on eight assists as Tottenham only managed an Europa League qualification.
Aurier joined Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 in a deal worth £23 million under then manager Mauricio Pochettino.
He has made a total of 83 appearances for the Lilywhites during his three-year in north London where he has found the back of the net on six occasions (3 in the Premier League) while assisting a further 14 times.