Arsenal given green light to sign 28-year-old African right-back

Serge Aurier will reportedly consider a switch to Arsenal, after North London rivals Spurs terminated his contract.

The 28-year-old defender mutually agreed to end his contract with Spurs on deadline day, after four years with the team.

Aurier was attracting interest from teams in France, Russia and Turkey Tottenham were prepared to sell the right-back this summer.

However, as a permanent exit failed to materialise and with the Ivorian having no future at the team under Nuno Espirito Santo, both parties decided to go their separate ways.

According to Sky Sports News, Aurier is now considering a potential move to Tottenham’s arch-rivals Arsenal and his representatives see the Gunners as one of few realistic destinations for their client.

Previous players who have crossed the divide in recent years have included Sol Campbell, William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Meanwhile, Brighton & Hove Albion playmaker Yves Bissouma will reportedly be at the centre of a three-way January transfer tussle involving Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal.

The 25-year-old playmaker was widely believed to depart the Amex Stadium in the summer transfer window amid reported interest from the trio, while the Spurs were also rumoured with a swoop for the African midfielder.

However, Graham Potter’s team managed to hold on to Bissouma for the 2021-22 campaign, although the Mali international’s contract is now set to run out in under two years’ time.

According to Metro reporter Aden-Jay Wood, Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal are all believed to reignite their interests in Bissouma in January after no official bids were made during the current summer transfer window.