Bayer Leverkusen have joined AC Milan in the race to sign Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, according to Sky Sports.
However, Sky Sports are now suggesting Milan face competition from Leverkusen for the Ivory Coast international’s signature.
The report notes that Spurs paid £23 million to sign Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 – the Londoners will presumably find it difficult to recoup all of that fee.
If the 27-year-old leaves, Tottenham will need to sign a new right-back, and it will be interesting to see whether Jose Mourinho targets an attacking full-back or a more defensive-minded player.
This season, Mourinho effectively deployed Aurier as a winger, with Ben Davies staying back on the opposite flank.
An option for next term could be to sign a defensive right-back and play Ryan Sessegnon in an attacking role on the left – time will tell whether that’s a realistic scenario.