Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan remain far apart in their valuation of Serge Aurier, reports say.
Mourinho has wasted no time at all in finding a replacement for the right-back with Turkey full-back Zeki Celik firmly in his sights. However, he faces stiff competition from Premier League rivals Everton as the Toffees have reportedly already entered into negotiations with Lille to sort out a deal for the 14-cap Turkish international.
The Rossoneri remain keen on the Ivory Coast captain but want to drive down a deal. Stefano Pioli’s side are also considering PSV Eindhoven defender Denzel Dumfries as a possible alternative.
Aurier, 27, struggled for consistency last season, but is still the club’s only recognised right-back after Kyle Walker-Peters was sold to Southampton.
As far as Spurs are concerned, if Milan do meet the asking price, they will sell him in the summer. Therein lies the problem, as the Lilywhites will not let him leave for a cut-price deal. Mourinho faces an uphill struggle to find a solution, as it will be difficult to fill the position in such a short space of time before next season begins, and it may be best for the club if Aurier stays for at least another year.
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