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Report: Tottenham’s Serge Aurier rejects chance to join Wolves

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Report: Tottenham’s Serge Aurier rejects chance to join Wolves

Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of offloading Serge Aurier have been dealt a blow, with the Sunday People (30/8; page 53) reporting that the right-back has rejected the chance to join Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

The two Premier League sides do look set to complete a deal during this window. As noted by the Sunday People, Matt Doherty is on his way to join Spurs for £15 million in the next 48 hours with personal terms being finalised.

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But it appears that Nuno Espirito Santo’s men had hoped to land a Tottenham player as part of the deal.

The Sunday People (30/8; page 53) reports that Spurs had hoped to use Aurier – who earns £70,000-a-week – in a swap deal. However, it is suggested that the Ivory Coast international rejected the opportunity to move to Molineux.

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It is noted that the £20 million-rated defender’s preferred move would be to AC Milan. Bayer Leverkusen are also reportedly interested.

TBR View: Best for all concerned to agree Aurier exit

With Doherty seemingly on his way, it looks to be best for all if Aurier does agree a move elsewhere. He may well struggle for game-time should the Republic of Ireland international arrive.

 

Meanwhile, Spurs’s transfer kitty should receive a boost if they can get around £20 million for the 27-year-old. Offloading his wages may also prove to be useful.

Gedson Fernandes and Juan Foyth are amongst those capable of providing cover for Doherty.

So while a move to Wolves is seemingly off the table, it would be little surprise if Aurier still manages to secure a move away before the deadline passes.

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