Serge Aurier will reportedly not be allowed to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
AC Milan have since been linked with a swoop for the right-back, who has only made three Premier League appearances in the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign.
However, according to Tuttosport, Tottenham's lack of options on the right side of their defence will see the English club block any attempts from Aurier to leave when the winter window opens for business.
Spurs decided to sell England international Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid over the summer without signing a replacement.
The relatively inexperienced Kyle Walker-Peters started the campaign as Pochettino's first-choice right-back but has not featured in the Premier League since the end of August.body check tags ::