German giants Bayer Leverkusen are interested in signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier and could now be willing to spend the money on him following the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea.
The Bundesliga outfit is armed with around £80m following the sale of Havertz and could now make their moves in the market.
Leverkusen is thought to be keen on adding a new right-back to their ranks and, according to The Telegraph, could now use the funds generated from the sale of Havertz to land Aurier.
Along with Arsenal star, Hector Bellerin, Leverkusen are thought to be considering a number of options to fill the right-back slot.
Aurier could be one who makes sense, given he is likely to be pushed down the pecking order at Spurs following the arrival of Matt Doherty.
The Ivory Coast man has become a regular fixture under Jose Mourinho. However, he seems to have been replaced by the Portuguese boss, leaving his future open to interpretation.
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For the player, this could be the ideal chance to go somewhere and settle down. Leverkusen are a big side in Germany and have a number of quality players who Aurier could help supplement.
It goes without saying, then, that Daniel Levy will want some cash. And given Leverkusen have just landed the jackpot for Havertz, it makes sense for Spurs to make those demands.