Saturday, 21st June, 2014

Serge Aurier has earned two more admirers in English football – Swansea and QPR.

The Ivorian right-back, who turns out for Toulouse at club level, has been strongly linked with Arsenal as a replacement for the departing Bacary Sagna, while Liverpool are also credited with having made contact with his agent.

Within France, Marseille are hoping to convince Aurier to continue to ply his trade in Ligue 1 next season and club president Vincent Labrune has personally contacted the player's representatives.

Another two clubs are now on the scene however, according to French sports daily L'Equipe, with Garry Monk's Swansea and Harry Redknapp's QPR preparing to jump to the front of the queue by making offers to Toulouse.


Aurier is currently at the World Cup in Brazil with the Ivory Coast squad and battling to help the Elephants reach the knockout stage.


His performances in Brazil have already been praised by team-mate Didier Drogba, who has no doubt over Aurier's ability to make the grade in the Premier League.

The Chelsea legend said: "He’s the best right-back in all of France.

"I think he’ll do well at the next level too, in the Premier League."

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