AC ​Milan are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier and want the 26-year-old to replace Andrea Conti at right-back.


Over the summer Aurier was heavily linked with a move away from the club, with Paris Saint Germain supposedly interested in re-signing the Ivory Coast international. However, a move never materialised and now Milan are keen to swoop for Aurier’s services.


Aurier, who has 55 caps for his country, has not cemented down a regular spot in the first team since his arrival in 2017 from PSG for £23m, featuring just 25 times in the Premier League in his two full seasons.

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Last term Kieran Trippier was preferred at right back and now, despite Trippier’s move to Atletico Madrid, academy-graduate Kyle Walker-Peters and natural centre back Davinson Sanchez have often been preferred by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.


Speaking last week to ​Bal des Productions, Aurier confirmed he was close to leaving North London in the summer stating: “I’d simply decided to leave [this summer], which was normal for me. Many things were taken into consideration. In the end, I wasn’t able to leave.”


However, after having time to think, Aurier reveals he is much happier now at Spurs than he was, further adding: “Yes, but that was the situation before the transfer window closed, the transfer window is now closed, now I am calm and happy to stay.”

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According to Italian source ​Sport Mediaset though Milan are eager on a move for the defender wanting him to replace Conti at fullback after he has failed to impress this term, notably poor against Inter in their derby day defeat last weekend.


​Spurs have placed a £25m price tag on the Aurier, who has worked himself back into favour at White Hart Lane, being selected by Mauricio Pochettino in the clubs last two Premier League games.


​Milan are keen though and want him to join up with Ivorian compatriot Franck Kessie and may make a bid in January.