SportMediaset journalist Claudio Raimondi has revealed that AC Milan want to sign Japhet Tanganga on an initial loan deal, with an option to make it permanent for €16m (£13.6m).
Based on reports from Italy over the last 24 hours, Milan have now accelerated talks with Tottenham over a deal for Tanganga.
Italian journalist Daniele Longo revealed that Fabio Paratici has flown to Italy to discuss the sale of the 23-year-old to Milan while Gianluca Di Marzio stated on Tuesday that the centre-back’s agent has also flown to the country to discuss the transfer.
CalcioMercato.it had previously reported that the Serie A champions want to sign the Tottenham man on a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
However, Raimondi has now explained to MilanNews.it that the Rossoneri would prefer to have an option to buy the defender rather than an obligation.
The journalist suggested that Milan are willing to pay a loan fee of €2m (£1.7m) for Tanganga along with a €16m (£13.6m) option to buy, which would make the total deal worth €18m (£15.3m) if they exercise the option.
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe Spurs will be pushing for an obligation to buy rather than an option. If they were to consent to an option, the north London club would probably want the clause to be much higher than the reported €16m (£13.6m).
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