Transfer FAIL! Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy foils Chelsea’s attempt to hijack Serge Aurier deal
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Chelsea have failed with an attempt to hijack’s Tottenham move for Serge Aurier.
The Paris Saint-Germain defender is set to join Spurs on deadline day after he was granted a work permit ahead of a £23m deal.
Tottenham had been in talks with the Ivorian for over a week and issues over a work permit threatened to allow others to swoop in.
In fact, according to L’Equipe, that is exactly what Chelsea tried to do on Wednesday after their move for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain broke down.
The Blues need a new right wing-back and they thought they could prise Aurier away from Spurs with a late offer to PSG.
However, reports claim Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy planned for such an event and had an exclusivity clause signed by all parties.
It meant PSG could only negotiate with Spurs while Aurier’s work permit issues rumbled on and no other clubs could hijack the deal.