With Ligue 1 finally closing its doors at the weekend, clubs in France haven’t wasted time in starting their transfer business.

According to France Football on Wednesday, Monaco, who finished very close to the relegation zone last season, are targeting Tottenham’s Serge Aurier to bolster their defence.

The Ivory Coast international didn’t play as much as he would have wanted last year, largely hindered by Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in Kieran Trippier, and the principality side are reportedly trying to take advantage of that this summer.

Their idea would be to sign the former Paris Saint-Germain defender to either provide competition for Djibril Sidibé down the right flank of their defence, or have him around as a starter if they decide to move on from the Frenchman.

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Contacts have already been made, and France Football believe the player’s value has dropped, making it a bit easier to get a deal over the line.

Purchased for €25m, the figure mentioned in passing for a potential transfer is that of €15m + bonuses.

One to keep an eye on, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Aurier look elsewhere if he cannot find guarantees of first-team football at Tottenham for next season.