Man United, Chelsea closing in on Serge Aurier

Man United, Chelsea closing in on Serge Aurier
Serge Aurier of Ivory Coast challenged by Bagayoko Mamadou of Togo during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Ivory Coast and Togo at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 16 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Helder Ribiero

Tuesday Aug 08, 2017. 15:00

Paris Saint-Germain’s Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier is on the transfer radar of both Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Daily Mail reports that both English clubs are keen on landing the 24-year-old Elephants right-back, who is expected to cost £27-million.

Any transfer will wait on the outcome of Aurier’s appeal against a two-month prison sentence handed to him for assaulting a police officer in Paris last year.

United are reportedly the favourites to land the player, who would join compatriot and Elephants teammate Eric Bailly at Old Trafford.

PSG have already signed a right-back in the shape of former Barcelona and Juventus star Dani Alves, who joined as a free agent.

The French club will view the sale of Aurier as a chance to recoup some of the world-record fee they spent to bring Neymar to Paris earlier this month.

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