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Tottenham defender has told team-mates he wants move

Tottenham defender Serge Aurier reportedly wants to quit the club before the European transfer window closes.

Aurier, 26, has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular since a £23million move from Paris St-Germain.

He has started only 22 Premier League matches for Spurs and the recent departure of Kieran Trippier has not changed the fact that Aurier is out of favour.

The Mail on Sunday say Aurier has told other Spurs players that he would like to move on.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino still has options in that position, with Kyle Walker-Peters the obvious choice, while Juan Foyth, Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko can also play there.

Aurier was a substitute for the opening-day win against Aston Villa – while Vertonghen did not even make the bench.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted afterwards that there has not been a fall-out with Vertonghen, who has a year remaining on his contract.

“I think everyone knows me. I am going to play the players who I believe deserve to play,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.

“There is not any issue (with Vertonghen).  With all the players fit you struggle to find a starting XI.

“We have more than 25 players and everyone needs to understand we have plenty of good players in every position.”

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