Japhet Tanganga has ended up at the top of AC Milan’s wish list this summer as the Rossoneri are looking for a centre-back to replace Alessio Romagnoli. In fact, negotiations are already underway with Tottenham.
Milan’s former captain Romagnoli decided to leave the club at the end of his contract in June and the Rossoneri are yet to replace him. Sven Botman seemed destined to be the one but he ended up joining Newcastle instead.
A few weeks since, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have identified the new primary target for Milan, by the looks of it. According to Mediaset (via SempreMilan.it), Milan will have a meeting with Tanganga’s agents in the coming days and also with Tottenham.
Maldini and Massara would like to sign the player on loan with an option to buy, with it being a paid loan at €2m and a €16m option. It’s an operation similar to the one that brought Fikayo Tomori to the club from Chelsea, in other words.
It remains to be seen if Tottenham will agree to this, but it’s the first report that we have seen on the potential transfer fee.