Tottenham’s bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain right back Serge Aurier has stalled, according to L’Equipe.
The Ivorian international has also been linked with Chelsea but the inability to secure a work permit for the UK looks to have doomed either club’s chances of signing the player.
The French newspaper say the Blues maintain an interest in the 24 year old but would only make a move once his legal problems have been resolved, and there is a guarantee that he can play.
Aurier has a two month suspended prison sentence for assaulting a police officer. The conviction prevented him from entering the UK last November when PSG faced Arsenal in the Champions League.
L’Equipe report that despite the hard work of a number of law firms to secure the documents necessary for a work visa to be approved, they have so far failed in their attempts.
The French publication says that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy even travelled to Paris to talk with PSG’s sporting director Antero Henrique to secure a deal but similarly to Chelsea, Spurs are likely to pull back from their attempts to sign Aurier.