Report: Sunderland consider ambitious move for Paris Saint-Germain defender

Serge Aurier

The Black Cats are plotting an approach for Serge Aurier, reports claim.

PSG's Serge Aurier in action with Manchester City's Gael ClichyAurier in action against Manchester City's Gael Clichy

Sunderland are considering an ambitious move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier, a report in Friday's Sun newspaper (page 74) claims.

The Ivorian played 21 times as PSG stormed to the Ligue 1 title last season, but was disciplined for an off-field incident in February and featured in two of the Parisiens' last 13 fixtures.

PSG's Edinson Cavani and Serge Aurier warm up before the gameThe Ivorian has been outcast by manager Blanc

A move away from the Parc des Princes now seems likely for Aurier, and Sunderland, who've allegedly been quoted £10 million, could pounce.

The Black Cats saw on loan right-back DeAndre Yedlin return to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the campaign and it is unclear if the American will return to the Stadium of Light next season.

Sunderland's DeAndre YedlinYedlin impressed in the North East

Sam Allardyce's men have also been linked with Ligue 1 full-backs Jeremy Pied and Djibril Sidibe (Sunderland Echo), though signing Aurier, a reported target for Arsenal prior to his move to Paris, would represent something of a coup.

The 23-year-old progressed through the renowned academy of RC Lens, which also produced Geoffrey Kondogbia and Raphael Varane, and signed for Laurent Blanc's side via Toulouse two summers ago.

Olympique Lyon's Jimmy Briand (L) challenges Raphael Varane of Lens during their French Ligue 1 soccer matchVarane (R) was a teammate of Aurier at Lens

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