Report: AC Milan make contact with Spurs defender’s agent over loan deal

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AC Milan have contacted the agent of Japhet Tanganga about a potential loan move over a fortnight ago, according to reporter Daniele Longo.

The Tottenham Hotspur defender had an evening to forget when he was named in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven for the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea on Wednesday, having made two critical errors which led to both goals being conceded.

The report claims that the Serie A giants have made an approach, however, Tottenham instead want €25m (£20.8m) for the defender.

Milan recently suffered an injury blow with inspirational central defender Simon Kjaer having been ruled out for the remainder of the season having undergone surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at the start of last month (The Athletic).

Tanganga started the campaign in the plans of former manager Nuno Espirito Santo, but has struggled for regular game time since the arrival of Conte, with the Italian preferring a defensive trio of Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies while Cristian Romero remains sidelined.

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Tanganga needs regular game time which was evident during his performance against Chelsea with the academy graduate looking short of confidence and unsure with his decision making.  However, in the era of Covid and players potentially missing in future due to isolation, it seems unlikely that Spurs would be prepared to loan out players in and around the first team.

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