Monaco are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier, according to reports in France.

Aurier arrived at Spurs in the summer of 2017 and was expected to become the team’s new first-choice right-back.

But the Ivorian has struggled to settle in England, failing to displace Kieran Trippier, who is likely to start in the Champions League final despite being linked with an exit himself.

France Football claims Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim is targeting a new right-back this summer, and Aurier is among his targets.

The report suggests contact has already been made between Monaco and Spurs, meaning a deal could happen relatively quickly if the story is genuine.

Tottenham have three right-backs in the first-team squad at present: Aurier, Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters.

It’s unlikely that all three will depart this summer, as the Londoners won’t want to spend valuable time and resources on two new right-backs.

That said, there is a good chance two of them will leave, leaving one to compete with whoever Spurs bring in.



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