MN: Price of deal for Spurs defender means Dumfries is back in fashion but Milan must first sell

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan must first of all sell before they can dip into the market and secure a new right-back, according to a report.

MilanNews are claiming that the Rossoneri have set their sights on Serge Aurier as an upgrade for the right lane of the defence, but it will take €23million to prise him away from Spurs.

Interestingly, the outlet adds that while the Ivorian would certainly be an upgrade for the Rossoneri over Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti, the fee involved and his wages mean that a package would cost as much as a talented young player like Emerson Royal of Barcelona.

PSV Eindhoven’s Denzel Dumfries is a more affordable option at €18million. The Dutchman earns much less than Aurier in salary terms and his transfer fee could be amortised across multiple years of a contract.

While the Eredivisie is not the Premier League in terms of quality, the Netherlands international seems to be more physically robust and is the captain of PSV.

Ultimately though, Milan will have to sell one of Calabria or Conti before investing in a target. To date, although there is some interest, there do not seem to be any really hot tracks. The feeling is that we will have to wait a few more weeks, the report continues.

 

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