AC Milan are weighing up a bid for Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier, according to a Football London exclusive.
The Italian giants are keen to test the resolve of Tottenham for a player who has found consistency a struggle.
Jose Mourinho will be keen to put his own stamp on the squad during the transfer window and Aurier could make way.
The Ivorian right-back has been a regular in the team under the Portuguese boss, although that has been down to a lack of other options.
Aurier is often erratic and at some point, he could be replaced by the Tottenham manager.
The report claims that Milan are preparing a £15 million bid, although it is thought that Spurs will want to recoup closer to £25 million.
Kyle Walker-Peters is set to leave the club on loan and selling Aurier would see Tottenham desperately need a new right-back.
Kieran Trippier was offloaded to Atletico Madrid in the summer. He has thrived in the Spanish capital and in his absence, Aurier has become first-choice.
TBR View – Tottenham should cash in on Aurier if a replacement can be found
Tottenham must be savvy when it comes to AC Milan’s bid. Selling him without identifying a replacement would be madness.
Offloading him must be in Mourinho’s thoughts, however. He hasn’t really lived up to his billing since arriving from PSG in 2017.
There are better options out there than Aurier and not too many supporters would be overly saddened by his departure.
If an alternative player could be signed this month then selling Aurier makes perfect sense for Tottenham.