Romano: Spurs rejected €15m bid from Milan as stance on defender is outlined

By Oliver Fisher -

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that AC Milan have had a bid rejected for Spurs defender Serge Aurier.

Head coach Stefano Pioli found little consistency on the right side of his defence as both Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti did not find form week-in week-out, plus both were affected by suspensions and injuries.

It has therefore been speculation that Milan will look to reinforce their back line after bolstering the midfield with the additions of Sandro Tonali and Brahim Diaz plus hopefully that of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Aurier is one of the players who has been repeatedly linked, but Sky Sports recently claimed that talks have stopped for the time being due to differences between Spurs and Milan on the valuation of the player.

Romano spoke on the podcast ‘Last Word on Spurs’ and was asked about any updates regarding Aurier’s situation, with his response transcribed by ThisIsFutbol.

On interest from Milan and Bayer Leverkusen, he replied: “Both clubs are interested, for sure – AC Milan, the same for Bayer Leverkusen – they are in talks with his agents, so they are considering a move, but for sure, Tottenham will not accept any bid for less than €20 million.

“I am told that AC Milan, like one week ago, made a bid [of] around €14m or €15m for Serge Aurier including add-ons and Tottenham said no. They won’t sell him for less than €20m.

“They consider him as a good player, they are not desperate to sell him, so if a good bid will arrive, they can consider it, like €20m as I told you, but if this kind of bid will not arrive this summer, the player also can stay.”

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