Report: ‘In last few hours’ Serie A club’s move for Spurs player has ‘intensified’

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Pietro Mazzara from Milan News has reported that AC Milan contacts with Tottenham over Japhet Tanganga have ‘intensified’ over the ‘last few hours’ and the Italian club could make key strides to signing him in the coming hours. 

The print edition of Corriere dello Sport (17/07/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness) revealed earlier this week that AC Milan have now stepped up their efforts to sign Japhet Tanganga.

Although Tanganga has been part of Antonio Conte’s plans for pre-season and featured in the club’s two friendlies in South Korea, reports over the last weeks have indicated that he could leave the north London club this summer (talkSPORT).

The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Milan over recent days, with Ekrem Konnur taking to social media on Saturday to claim that the Serie A giants are preparing an offer for the defender. 

Corriere revealed that ‘operation Tanganga’ is now ‘getting serious’ for the Rossoneri. The report states that Milan view the Tottenham defender as a ‘serious candidate’ to replace Alessio Romagnoli at the San Siro.

The reigning Italian Champions were alleged to have made contact with Spurs ‘over the last few hours’ after already holding talks with Tanganga’s representatives.

However, Corriere added that Newcastle United were also eyeing a move for the Spurs academy graduate, and stated that Milan were not likely to get into a bidding war with the Magpies for the player.

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I would personally like Tanganga to be loaned out rather than sold as I believe the 23-year-old has the attributes to evolve into a top defender. However, it increasingly appears as if he is not in Conte’s plans and that Tottenham would be open to cashing in on him this summer if a suitable offer arrives.

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