Athletic: Milan and Spurs to resume talks over Tanganga – agent declares interest as ‘normal’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Spurs are expected to continue talks today over a possible loan deal for centre-back Japhet Tanganga, according to a report.

According to Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic, the two clubs will reconvene during Monday to talk about Tanganga but Spurs are currently ‘wary’ of letting him leave because injuries and other factors have meant that the 22-year-old has started the last five games for them.

If the England U21 international does leave then the London club would prefer a loan with option to buy deal but the Rossoneri management are instead pushing for a dry loan, implying that they just want six months of cover before trying again for a more long-term target in the summer.

Tanganga could follow the path of two of his compatriots in swapping England for Italy as Fikayo Tomori joined Milan from Chelsea back in January 2020 on loan before making it permanent, and Tammy Abraham signed for Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Tanganga’s agent Roberto De Fanti spoke on Sky Sports News and confirmed that his client turned down Galatasaray last year, and was asked whether any truth in the link with Milan.

“It’s normal for big Italian clubs to look into the top English leagues to see if there some players who fit the bill,” he said.

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