Tottenham want to recoup the £23 million they paid for Serge Aurier back in 2017, according to the Guardian.
Right-back has been the main area of speculation concerning Spurs this summer after Aurier’s difficult campaign.
And it looks like Spurs are close to taking the first step towards changing right-backs, with the Guardian claiming Matt Doherty is close to joining from Wolves for an initial £12 million – plus £5 million in add-ons.
The next step is selling Aurier, and the Guardian’s report goes on to say the Ivory Coast international is wanted by AC Milan, Bayern Leverkusen and Monaco.
However, Tottenham may have a hard time selling Aurier if their alleged valuation is anything to go by.
It is believed the Londoners want to recoup the full £23 million they paid for the 27-year-old when they bought him from Paris Saint-Germain three years ago.
That said, the Guardian’s story does include the words ‘if possible’, suggesting Spurs may willing to accept a lower offer if it proves impossible to receive such a big fee.
In any case, Spurs are likely to be keen on receiving more for Aurier than they pay for Doherty.