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Juventus are interested in Ivory Coast defender

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 19/06/2017

Serie A Champion Juventus are reportedly weighing up a bid for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, who would replace Dani Alves.

According to, Juve is “seriously” thinking about Aurier, who made just 22 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG last season due to injury and the emergence of Thomas Meunier.

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Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur is also in the race of singing the 24-year-old Ivorian defender, but the Bianconeri have already enquired about the former Lens player availability, with Dani Alves seemingly set to move to Premier League.

However, a stumbling block for Juventus is his character, given he was arrested after an altercation with two police officers and directed homophobic slurs at former manager Laurent Blanc last year.

Nonetheless, Calciomercato notes Aurier could leave Parc des Princes for a fee of €10-15m, making him an affordable option.