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Spurs close to completing £23m signing of Ligue 1 star [L'Equipe]

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Tottenham are close to completing their second signing of the summer, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

The north London club finally spent some money over the weekend, acquiring Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in a £36m deal.

Incredibly, Sanchez was the club's first signing since the arrival of £30m Moussa Sissoko on the final day of August in 2016.

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The 21-year-old Colombian defender, who only joined Ajax one year ago, is a centre back by trade but can also fill in at right-back.

Playing their home games at Wembley this season, Mauricio Pochettino's men are hoping to challenge for the title once again.

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However, despite beating Newcastle 2-0 on the opening weekend of the season, Spurs were beaten 2-1 by rivals Chelsea in the first Premier League game in their new temporary home.

According to L'Equipe, Tottenham are very close to signing a right-back in a £23m deal.

Kyle Walker was sold to Manchester City for £50m and 26-year-old Kieran Trippier is now the only senior right-back at the club.

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PSG defender Serge Aurier could provide competition for the starting berth and a £23m (€25m) deal is reportedly close to being agreed, as per L'Equipe.

The Ivorian full back has been capped 41 times by the Ivory Coast and has made 57 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG during a three year spell in the French capital.

However, Tottenham's deal for Aurier could still fall through because the 24-year-old is currently not allowed to enter the UK due to assaulting a French police officer in 2016.

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The move to Spurs is dependant on the result of his court appeal, of which the result has been decided but not yet communicated.

His lawyer is reportedly attempting to get hold of the official documents and, if successful, could complete a move to Spurs before the end of the transfer window on August 31.

Aurier was competing with Thomas Meunier for a place in the starting XI but the summer arrival of Dani Alves suggests he is no longer in his manager's plans.

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PSG splashed out €222m on Neymar recently and are reportedly looking to sell fringe players in order to comply with Financial Fair Play [FFP] regulations.

Household names such as Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria and Lucas Moura are all being linked with a move away from the Parc-des-Princes.

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