Levy agrees £4.5m drop in fee as Tottenham star inches closer to exit

Serge Aurier, Tanguy Ndombele Tottenham

Tottenham are willing to allow Serge Aurier to leave for AC Milan for £13.5million, £4.5million less than their initial asking price, according to a report.

Spurs are willing to hand Jose Mourinho new signings this summer but realise the need to raise funds first. Indeed, player sales could be the favoured route given the recent plunge in revenue.

Tottenham have already conducted such business; they brought in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton with Kyle Walker-Peters going the other way.

However, recent reports have suggested Aurier is another player who could go. AC Milan are keen as they look to find a better option at right-back than Andrea Conti and Davide Calabria.

And while one claim said Tottenham chairman Daneil Levy intended to make his money back on the Frenchman, the latest report claims otherwise.

Todofichajes says negotiations have taken longer than expected but that a deal between Spurs and Milan is close.

The agreement will see Spurs reduce their asking price from €20million (£18million) to €15million (£13.5million in a bid to get the move over the line.

The final amount could rise, however, should Aurier meet “a series of objectives” – likely performance-based targets.

Todofichajes adds that the deal is awaiting several small details and both sides could make it official “shortly”.

Aurier struggled for form earlier in the season but impressed under Mourinho after the Premier League’s restart.

Although, reports say he has not done enough to convince his manager, who wants a new right-back.

Norwich’s Max Aarons, Timothy Castagne from Atalanta and Lille’s Zeki Celik are all reportedly targets.

Castagne’s agent admitted recently that his client looks likely to leave before the start of next season.


Ivan Perisic TEAMtalk

Meanwhile, reports claim Tottenham are keen on a move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.

The Croatia international has impressed on loan at Bayern Munich this season. Indeed, he rifled a powerful strike past Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals last week.

And while the German champions want a permanent deal, they are unwilling to meet Inter’s asking price.

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