Tottenham's move for Serge Aurier paves the way for Swansea to sign Santiago Arias

Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast looks on during the International Friendly match between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 4, 2017 in Rotterdam,...

Tottenham Hotspur signing Serge Aurier is good news for Swansea City.

Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast in action during the International Friendly match between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 4, 2017 in Rotterdam,...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly edging closer to securing a deal for Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier.

Paris Saint-German have already agreed to sell the right-back after they signed Dani Alves this summer from Juventus.

According to reports from L’Equipe (printed edition; August 25, press reader), Aurier is ready to switch to the Premier League, and has undergone a medical ahead of his £23 million move.

There are legal obstacles to overcome, but Spurs will hope they can land their target.

Santiago Arias of Colombia runs with the ball during a friendly match between Spain and Colombia at La Nueva Condomina stadium on June 7, 2017 in Murcia, Spain.

Aurier’s move to Tottenham is good news for Swansea who can now concentrate on signing Santiago Arias frm PSV Eindhoven.

Spurs were heavily interested in the Colombian international, with ESPN reporting last week that the north London club are considering making a move.

Tottenham have sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50 million, and are looking to bring in an able replacement.

Santiago Arias of PSV in action during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Heracles Almelo and PSV Eindhoven held at Polman Stadion on January 28, 2017 in Almelo, Netherlands.

The report claimed that the Colombian is on Tottenham's transfer wish-list after catching the eye with his performances for club and country. However, it seems they have moved on from Arias and are focussing entirely on signing Aurier.

The 25-year-old Colombian has been linked with a move to Swansea, but the Welsh club are yet to submit a bid.

According to Wales Online, it will require around £12million to prize Arias away from the Dutch club, and the Swans are hopeful of securing the deal within £10 million.

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