It seems that AC Milan’s interest in Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier is a lot stronger than first thought.
The Sun is reporting that the Italian giants spoke with the players’ agent last year (no exact time date was given) and this was confirmed by the clubs’ technical director Paolo Maldini, who is quoted as saying.
“We spoke to his agent last year.
“We think about ending the season well, then in these three weeks we have to operate on the market.”
On top of that, the Sun also reports that respected Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano is also reporting that Aurier is Milan’s main right-back target.
So, putting the fact that it is the Sun to one side we have Maldini confirming Milan’s interest and Romano also confirming it.
That really does lead one to believe that Aurier could easily be on his way to Italy this summer, however, the price tag appears to be an issue with Daniel Levy wanting £22 million and the Italian giants only wanting to shell out £12 million.
I suspect that a compromise will be reached, I accept that Daniel Levy rarely backs down but these are strange times and while I doubt he will agree to £12 million, he just may agree to a figure in the middle.
The bottom line, however, is that the 27-year-old looks very likely to have played his last game for Tottenham.