Report: Atalanta enquired about two Spurs players in Malinovskyi talks

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Ruslan Malinovskyi
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Tutto Atalanta have claimed that Atalanta also expressed an interest in Japhet Tanganga amidst their negotiations with Tottenham over a deal for Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Malinovskyi has been linked with a move to Tottenham recently, with TuttoMercatoWeb claiming last week that Antonio Conte’s men are the favourites to snap up the 29-year-old, who is destined to leave Atalanta this summer.

Bergamo Corriere subsequently claimed that the Ukrainian is keen to join Spurs and had rejected an offer from Marseille in order to do so. The report also suggested that Tottenham could use Sergio Reguilon as a makeweight in the deal for the former Genk star.

If Tutto Atalanta’s latest update is to be believed, Reguilon is not the only Spurs player of interest to Atalanta, with Tanganga also said to be on the Serie A club’s radar.

The report claims that Gian Piero Gasperini’s have ‘been arguing for some time with Tottenham’ regarding Malinovskyi, with the player already said to have given the green light to a move.

However, following the injury sustained by centre-back Berat Djimsiti, who is expected to be out for at least two months, Atalanta are also thought to be looking to bolster their options at centre-back.

The Bergamo-based club thus allegedly requested information about the availability of Tanganga to Spurs.

Over the past couple of days, it has also emerged that Tanganga is of interest to Nottingham Forest (The Athletic), as well as Serie A duo Roma and Milan, with the Rossoneri said to be leading the race for the defender (Calciomercato.it).

Spurs Web Opinion

It seems like Tanganga’s preference is to join Milan and so, I expect that deal to go through. Out of all the attackers we have been linked with over recent weeks, Malinovskyi appears to be the most realistic target. However, I suspect that Spurs would have to push through a straight cash deal for the Ukrainian rather than a part-exchange one.

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