AC Milan are getting closer to signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier but must wait for approval from a key investor, according to reports in Italy.
Earlier this month we relayed word from the very reliable Fabrizio Romano, claiming Spurs had entered talks with Milan over the sale of Aurier, who endured a difficult season despite emerging as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice right-back.
Despite holding down a regular starting spot under Mourinho, it looks like Aurier could be edging towards the exit door.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Milan News 24, says Milan are keen to close on a deal for Aurier worth €15-20 million. However, the Serie A giants are awaiting approval from Elliott, the investment fund that became involved with Milan a couple of years ago.
Elliott would need to sanction the move for it to go through, so both clubs now face a nervy wait for a resolution.
From Tottenham’s point of view, it’s likely the sooner Aurier’s departure happens the better. The Londoners must raise funds to sign a new right-back and possibly strengthen in other positions.