Tottenham Hotspur’s Serge Aurier is ‘back in fashion’ again and on AC Milan’s radar, according to Calciomercato.
Milan are looking to ‘raise the bar’ for next season and to achieve it, they need to focus on ‘targeted purchases’ that can further improve their squad.
It’s ‘precisely in this perspective’ the Serie A side have rekindled their interest in the 28-year-old, after chasing him for most of the last summer window.
The Rossoneri’s failure to take the right-back saw them sign Diogo Dalot on loan from Manchester United. He’s now ‘destined’ to return to Old Trafford after this season.
As things stand, the Ivory Coast international is a ‘suggestion’, but the possibility of the north London club’s player becoming a ‘concrete’ idea for Milan ‘cannot be excluded’.
Despite last summer’s failure, Stefano Pioli’s side have ‘remained in contact’ with the fullback’s agent who informed them about the Premier League side’s willingness to facilitate a sale in the upcoming window.
Aurier’s current deal runs down in 2022 and Calciomercato say Spurs have ‘significantly lowered’ their demands as only €10m is needed to sanction his sale.
Milan must also be aware of PSG and Atlético Madrid as two other suitors who have an interest in the defender.
The Ligue 1 side have not yet made a decision on Alessandro Florenzi [on loan from AS Roma] and that’s because Mauricio Pochettino has indicated Aurier can be the ‘ideal player’ to replace Florenzi.