CalcioMercato journalist Daniele Longo has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have told AC Milan they would prefer an obligation to buy included in any loan deal for Japhet Tanganga.
The Athletic reported earlier this week that Milan are one of several clubs to have expressed an interest in signing Tanganga, with the Rossoneri wanting to loan the Tottenham man until the end of the season.
However, the report suggested that Antonio Conte’s men were reluctant to let the defender leave.
Dharmesh Sheth then revealed on Sky Sports’ The Transfer Show that Spurs had informed Milan that they would only be willing to sanction Tanganga’s loan after their match against Chelsea on Sunday due to the injuries to Eric Dier and Cristian Romero.
The journalist further added that the North London club could let the Spurs academy graduate go if they are satisfied with Romero’s fitness.
Longo has now backed up Sheth’s claim about Spurs not being willing to let Tanganga leave before Monday.
The journalist also stated that Tottenham would prefer to include an obligation to buy for €25m (£20.8m) in the deal but suggested that the Premier League side are open to negotiating on the fee.
Spurs Web Opinion
Tanganga has not always covered himself in glory over recent weeks but I still think the 22-year-old has all the attributes to develop into a top defender. So, I would be disappointed if he left permanently rather than on loan.
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