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Double twist in Serge Aurier saga sparks fears that Spurs could miss out on PSG defender claims French media

The media in France are reporting that there are problems with the deal

Tottenham Hotspur’s attempts to land PSG defender Serge Aurier have hit some problems with interest from elsewhere and paperwork issues, according to media in France.

The 24-year-old has been linked with Spurs all summer and reports claim that a £24m deal for the Ivory Coast international had been tied up and personal terms agreed, and even a medical completed, but that both clubs were waiting for the result of Aurier’s appeal against an assault conviction to be upheld with official documentation. Until then he cannot get a work permit to work in the UK.

However, L’Equipe are reporting that Juventus have also agreed personal terms with the defender, but due to them having a lack of non-EU spaces for players he may have to be loaned out, unless their situation changes.

The report in the French newspaper, as quoted by Sport Witness, also says about his appeal scenario: “Despite the work of several law firms, still confident about a favourable outcome, Aurier still didn’t have this document [confirmation an appeal has been successful] yesterday.

“Without it, the Ivorian will not be able to commit to Tottenham, a club which since Monday has had an agreement with Paris, on a transfer of €25m.”

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