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Aurier has medical at PSG

Toulouse defender Serge Aurier is having a medical with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a transfer believed to be in the region of 8 million.

The Ivory Coast international who stood out for his country in an otherwise indifferent World Cup was heavily linked with Arsenal as they searched for a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who joined Manchester City.

However, the interest waned with Arsenal signing Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy instead.

And last night, the 21-year-old released a snapchat sporting a PSG polo shirt.

With Chistophe Jallet set to leave PSG for Lyon, coach Laurent Blanc was keen to add a new defender to his squad to fight it out with Gregory van der Wiel in the right-back position.

Aurier, who came through the ranks at Lens before joining Toulouse in the summer of 2012, bis expected to sign a five-year contract.