The Times have revealed that Inter Milan are interested in a deadline-day loan deal for Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga.

Antonio Conte has handed Tanganga just two starts since the beginning of the season, with both coming in the FA Cup (Transfermarkt).

Japhet Tanganga

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The 23-year-old delivered a solid display at right centre-back in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Preston North End on Saturday but he remains behind the likes of Eric Dier, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez in the pecking order.

The Daily Express reporter Charlie Gordon took to social media on Monday to reveal that as many as eight clubs have shown interest in snapping up Tanganga before the transfer window slams shut.

The journalist did not name the clubs or whether they are interested in a temporary or permanent deal but he explained that Tottenham have no intention of letting the defender leave as they would need to spend to sign a replacement.

If The Times’ latest update is to be believed, Tanganga is now attracting interest from the Serie A, with Inter said to be looking to sign the Spurs academy graduate on loan until the end of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

The problem with letting Tanganga leave is that we would have to replace him with another homegrown defender, given that we are already at the limit of non-homegrown players for the Champions League squad. I do not see Spurs being able to snap up a homegrown defender, with just hours left in the window.

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