Tottenham ready to beat Arsenal to World Cup star

Tottenham are ready to launch a shock move to beat Arsenal to the signature of Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Toulouse right-back – who starred for his nation at the World Cup – has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks, with rumours suggesting that a deal is all but done.

Yet this has not deterred Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is ready to launch a surprise swoop to win the race for the 21-year-old.

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The Argentine is believed to be concerned by Kyle Walker’s recovery from injury, and sees Aurier as a good option as he looks to drag the Lilywhites back into the top four.

As one of the few stars of his county’s exploits in Brazil, interest in the youngster is high across Europe, with Marseille also in the battle.

But a Premier League switch looks the most likely outcome, with Pochettino hopeful that the player will be wearing a white shirt instead of a red one for 2014/15.

Spurs are also keen on Swansea’s talented left-back Ben Davies.


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