Tottenham agree deal to sign speed machine after Levy intervention - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign defender Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain for around £23million, according to a report.
French sports newspaper L’Equipe claimed in its paper edition today (Wednesday) that Spurs have now reached an agreement to land the 24-year-old following talks conducted by chairman Daniel Levy.
But it is said that Aurier cannot transfer to the Premier League title challengers unless unless he wins his appeal to quash his conviction for assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub in September last year.
Spurs have made a breakthrough in the last 24 hours to prise the right-back, who is renowned for his explosive speed, from the French club.
L’Equipe report there is also strong interest in the Ivory Coast international from Chelsea, Manchester United and Inter Milan.
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But Spurs are not ready to finalise the transfer of a player earmarked to replace Kyle Walker at right-back.
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However, Aurier will not be allowed into the country to join a Premier League club unless he wins his court ruling.
He was denied entry to the UK in October on the eve of PSG playing Arsenal in the Champions League when border control authorities revoked a visa that had initially been granted.
Aurier has spent the last three seasons at the French giants after initially joining from Toulouse on loan in 2014, before completing a permanent transfer 12 months later.
PSG know they will have to satisfy Financial Fair Play regulations with Uefa after signing Neymar this summer for a world-record £195million.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are to finalise a £45million-valued signing today after terms agreed.