Report: AC Milan postpone meeting with Japhet Tanganga’s agent to focus on other target

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Japhet Tanganga
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Italian journalist Daniele Longo has claimed that the meeting between Japhet Tanganga’s representatives and AC Milan has been postponed.

Reports from Italy over recent days have suggested Milan have stepped up their pursuit of Tanganga this week.

It emerged a couple of days ago that the Spurs defender’s agent and Fabio Paratici are set to fly to Italy to hold talks with the current Serie A champions for the 23-year-old (Gianluca Di Marzio).

According to SportMediaset journalist Claudio Raimondi, Milan want to sign Tanganga on a loan deal with an option to buy him.

He explained to MilanNews.it on Tuesday that the Rossoneri would be willing to pay a loan fee of €2m (£1.7m) for Spurs academy graduate along with a €16m (£13.6m) option to buy, which would make the total deal worth €18m (£15.3m) if they take up the option.

However, Longo has now taken to Twitter to explain that the meeting between Tanganga’s agent and Milan’s representatives, which was scheduled for today, has been pushed back.

The Serie A club are said to want to complete a deal for Club Brugge striker Charles De Ketelaere first before they look to continue any discussions over a move for Tanganga, with Milan directors Paolo Madlini and Frederic Massara currently in Belgium.

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Given that Paratici and Tanganga’s agent are in Italy, one would expect the negotiations over be concluded over the coming days. It looks like Spurs are ready to cash in on the 23-year-old rather than loaning him out, which suggests that Conte has not been impressed by what he has seen of the defender in pre-season.

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