CM: Spurs caught empty-handed as Milan are more likely to abandon pursuit of outcast

By Isak Möller -

Milan have been linked with several players this evening, from options for the defence to big signings for the midfield. They have only made three signings, though, abandoning the pursuits of a few players. 

According to Calciomercato.com, Serge Aurier seems to be the next player on this front. Tottenham have changed their initial demands of €20m, now likely to accept less, but Milan have already made their strategy very clear.

The interest from Spain for Davide Calabria never materialised in advanced negotiations, while Andrea Conti is still recovering from his injury. Furthermore, Pierre Kalulu has shown that he can play with the first team, meaning depth isn’t lacking.

Without sales in this department, Milan can’t afford to invest in a player like Aurier, who isn’t in the plans of Tottenham. Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are more focused on signing a centre-back and an alternative to Franck Kessie in midfield.

In other words, the Rossoneri are more likely to withdraw from the Aurier race, leaving Spurs empty-handed as they continue to look for a buyer.

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Tags AC Milan Serge Aurier Tottenham