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AC Milan keen on Serge Aurier

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AC Milan are reportedly keeping close tabs on the Tottenham Hotspur wide defender Serge Aurier, with French side Monaco also in the race.

AC Milan have not dropped their interest in Serge Aurier, who was close to leaving Tottenham last summer, as they plan to reinforce their defense in the coming months.

But, the ‘Rossoneri’ will launch an offer for the 27-year-old left-back only if they part with one of their current options in that position, Davide Calabria or Andrea Conti.

In the build-up to Milan’s final match of the season, Paolo Maldini confirmed the Italians’ interest in the ex-Toulouse man.

“We spoke to his agent last year,” he said, as relayed by Daily Star.

“We think about ending the season well, then in these three weeks we have to operate on the market.”

After finding himself on the fringes of the Spurs squad at the beginning of the season, Aurier has fought his way back into the starting eleven.

Indeed, the Ivory Coast international has nailed down the right-back berth as his own after previously being frequently overlooked by Mauricio Pochettino.

With Kieran Trippier gone for Atletico Madrid and Kyle Walker-Peters shipped out on loan to Southampton, Aurier is Jose Mourinho’s only option in the right-back position.

He arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in summer 2017 for a reported fee of £23million.

Monaco are also following the attacking-minded defender with great attention and could make a move to bring him back to Ligue 1 in the coming months.