AC Milan have devised a strategy in their pursuit of Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga that involves speaking to the player first, a report claims.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio – who spoke on the Sky programme Calciomercato L’Originale (via MilanNews) – Milan are proceeding in their attempts to sign Tanganga who they believe could complete the centre-back department.
Firstly, an agreement on the salary that Tanganga would receive with the Rossoneri is being sought. Once that is resolved (if it is agreeed) then it will be the player himself who will force his hand with Tottenham regarding the terms of his exit.
The Premier League side are pushing for a loan with obligation to buy formula for the 23-year-old whereas Milan are looking to do a deal like the one they did with Chelsea for Fikayo Tomori, i.e. a loan with option to buy deal.
Japhet Tanganga did not feature at all during Spurs’ 1-0 win against Wolverhampton on Saturday, suggesting that he is outside of Antonio Conte’s plans.