By David Woods

24th Aug, 2017 | 7:52am

Report: Good news for Tottenham in major transfer as club locked in talks, both sides keen

By Harry Sykes

Tottenham are in talks over the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, according to a report.

Sky Sports have claimed on their Transfer Centre blog (Thursday, 7.37am) that Tottenham are now talking to PSG, who are keen to sell players.

It is also claimed that personal terms are “unlikely” to be a problem, so if Tottenham can complete negotiations, they should be able to announce another summer signing after the deals for Paulo Gazzaniga and Davinson Sanchez.

PSG are looking for around £23million for their defender.

This follows a previous report in L’Equipe that said personal terms had practically been agreed.

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The French paper reported that the two sides were “95% there”.

Spurs have been chasing Aurier for a long time now and it seems like they’re close to getting over the line for what Mauricio Pochettino would see as a major acquisition.

Football Insider verdict:

This deal looks very likely to get over the line now. For the past week all the signs have been good, with personal terms almost agreed before negotiations began. There had been hints that negotiations had started but now it seems to be confirmed that Tottenham are in talks, and with both sides keen to do business it doesn’t seem like anything will stop the move going through. Aurier would be a top signing for Spurs, who have already strengthened what was an extremely tight defence. Pochettino knows the players he likes and who would fit the Tottenham system and Aurier is exactly that. At 23-years-old, the 39-time international is approaching his peak years and will be a real force in the future. Perhaps the only remaining hurdle is his off-the-pitch antics, with an appeal still hanging over his head for his charge of assaulting a police officer. That had visa implications, but with the transfer seemingly entering deep waters, Tottenham must not feel like that’s an issue. 

In other Tottenham news, Spurs fans have raged at this latest signing.

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