Journalist reports Tottenham have turned down bid under £20m for player

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La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist, Luca Bianchin, has reported that Tottenham have turned down an offer from Nottingham Forest for Japhet Tanganga. 

The offer from the newly-promoted Premier League club is said to have fallen below Tottenham’s £20m asking price for their academy graduate.

Bianchin also mentioned that while AC Milan see Tanganga as their top target and the centre-back is keen on joining them, it will still be an uphill battle to complete the deal.

This comes after The Athletic reported today that Forest were looking at the possibility of a permanent purchase, with Spurs holding out for £16.8m.

However, the figures mentioned by Alasdair Gold and CalcioMercato were a little higher at £21m and £20m respectively, which lines up with Bianchin’s update.

CalcioMercato claimed that AC Milan were not far away from reaching a deal with Spurs, while Gold discussed a potential stumbling block, with Tottenham wanting an obligation to buy compared to AC Milan’s desired option to buy.

Spurs Web Opinion:

This feels like a deal that is going to get done, one way or the other. Spurs will likely sell Tanganga, include a buy-back clause, and bring in a young Championship defender to add cover to the squad.

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