Fabrizio Romano via Sempre Milan is reporting that AC Milan submitted a bid worth 14-15 million euros about a week ago to Tottenham Hotspur for right back Serge Aurier but this was turned down. The Ivory Coast international has been a top priority for Paolo Maldini this summer window to reinforce the right back spot after an average campaign for both Andrea Conti and Davide Calabria. The defender was underused when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge but did well under Jose Mourinho in the past season. Tottenham have signed Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton recently hence the opportunities could be scarce for Aurier in London.
Romano said, “Both clubs are interested, for sure – AC Milan, the same for Bayer Leverkusen – they are in talks with his agents, so they are considering a move, but for sure, Tottenham will not accept any bid for less than €20 million.”
“I am told that AC Milan, like one week ago, made a bid [of] around €14m or €15m for Serge Aurier including add-ons and Tottenham said no. They won’t sell him for less than €20m.
“They consider him as a good player, they are not desperate to sell him, so if a good bid will arrive, they can consider it, like €20m as I told you, but if this kind of bid will not arrive this summer, the player also can stay.”