Tottenham eye double Serie A transfer swoop as they look to Alex Sandro and Timothy Castagne to boost defence – The Sun

TOTTENHAM are reportedly preparing a double raid on Serie A defenders with moves for Juventus star Alex Sandro and Atalanta's Timothy Castagne.

Tuttomercatoweb claim Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen at full-back and is said to be offering Maurizio Sarri's side Serge Aurier plus cash for Brazil International Sandro.

The report states that the Portuguese is hoping to lower Juventus' £44million asking price by offering the Ivorian as part of an exchange deal.

Sandro, 29, has contributed four assists in 31 appearances for the Serie A leaders this season, and is a long-term target for two of Mourinho's former clubs; Manchester United and Chelsea.

The same source also adds that Spurs are already in advanced talks with Atalanta for Belgium international Castagne.

The 24-year-old has scored twice and recorded the same number of assists for the high-flying Orobici this season.

Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb also believes another potential deal between Tottenham and Juventus could involve Mattia De Sciglio and Danny Rose.

Mourinho had sanctioned the England star's exit by giving Newcastle the green light to turn the left-back's loan move into a permanent deal.

The 29-year-old moved to the North East in January and is due to return to the capital at the end of the current campaign.

Meanwhile, Aurier – who has come under fire for flouting lockdown rules – has been a regular under Mourinho but is now deemed surplus to requirements.

The Ivory Coast ace joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, but struggled to establish himself as a regular due to the form of Kieran Trippier.

But Aurier has since made the No1 right-back slot his own this season following the England International's move to Atletico Madrid.

The 27-year-old- who admitted in October he wanted to leave Spurs last summer – still harbours a dream of returning to PSG.

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