AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has been discussing his plans for the transfer window and has admitted previous talks with a regular member of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur first-team.
The Rossoneri club legend was discussing the potential for Milan to sign Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier.
The Ivorian has long been linked with a move to the San Siro and now Maldini has confirmed talks took place last summer. However, he remained coy over any future move for the Tottenham starter.
“We spoke to his agent last year, there was a chance,” Maldini told Sky Italia. “Now let’s think about ending the season, then we will act on the market in the three weeks that the players will go on vacation.”
Aurier has been the undisputed right-back at Tottenham this season albeit mainly due to Spurs’ complete lack of options in the position.
The Ivorian has a tendency to be inconsistent, which has frustrated the Tottenham fanbase but received plenty of plaudits for playing through immense grief at the end of the season after his brother was shot dead in France.
In some ways, he has turned his Tottenham career around and probably deserves another season to see if he continues to progress in North London.
But at the right price, and if Tottenham have a replacement lined up. There is no doubt those regular inconsistencies could see Tottenham decide to cash in on the Ivorian international this summer.