28 August 2017

Manchester United transfer news: Serge Aurier prefers move to Red Devils over Tottenham, but PSG keen to sell him to Spurs

TOTTENHAM could potentially miss out on signing Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier, as he prefers a move to Manchester United.

Spurs are believed to have agreed a fee with the Ligue 1 side in the region of £23million for the 24-year-old right-back.

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier would prefer to sign for Manchester United this summer
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The 24-year-old is rumoured to be close to join Tottenham, though the club isn’t his first choice
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And Aurier’s PSG team-mate Adrien Rabiot recently suggested that he was on his way to join Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

However, according to SFR Sport, the Ivorian would rather sign for the Red Devils, while his club are keen to offload him to the North London outfit.

Spurs have made a significant offer to the Ligue 1 giants which they are happy with.

PSG need to offload players to reduce their wage bill as Neymar is raking in a modest £500,000-a-week.

The report also claims that Pini Zahavi – the agent largely responsible for PSG’s transfer dealings this summer – is good friends with Daniel Levy.

To make matters worse for Tottenham, United midfielder Paul Pogba is pushing for the club to bring the ex-Toulouse ace to Old Trafford.

The Ivory Coast international looks poised to depart the Parc des Princes in the coming days
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Serge Aurier looks set to swap Lifue 1 for the Premier League before the end of the transfer window
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Tottenham are in desperate need of a full-back after selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50m.

Kieran Trippier is currently the club’s first choice right-back, while they only have teenager Kyle Walker-Peters as cover.

Trippier was at fault for Burnley’s dramatic equaliser at Wembley on Sunday, as Chris Wood lashed home as the Clarets drew 1-1 against Spurs.

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United meanwhile have Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian, with Jose Mourinho seemingly having to offload one player to make room for the African Cup of Nations winner.

Since joining PSG in 2014, Aurier has failed to cement himself in the starting XI – playing just 81 times in three campaign’s in all competitions.

He has been named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season, and has won the French top-flight twice.

Spurs have already bolstered their back-line after the club-record acquisition of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

Keep up to date with all the latest news, gossip, rumours and done deals in SunSport’s live transfer blog

PSG star Adrien Rabiot seems to suggest team-mate Serge Aurier is moving to Spurs as Marquinhos shows off dance moves
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