According to the print edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (27/07/22 as relayed by MilanReports), AC Milan’s pursuit of Japhet Tanganga may depend on whether the Serie A club can complete the signing of Brugge midfielder Charles De Ketelaere.
Over the last week or so, plenty of reports from Italy have suggested that Tanganga is edging closer to a move to Milan.
CalcioMercatoWeb.it reported a couple of days ago that Fabio Paratici is set for a second meeting with the Rossoneri hierarchy regarding the Spurs defender over the coming days after holding discussions with them last week.
The report claimed Spurs had informed Milan that they would be willing to loan the 23-year-old would as long as there was an obligatory buy clause of €25m (£21.2m).
Calciomercato subsequently claimed on Tuesday that Tanganga wants to move to Milan ‘at all costs’ this summer. Gazzetta have now backed up that claim, stating that the Spurs defender ‘has eyes only for’ Stefano Pioli’s side.
However, they explain that Milan’s pursuit of the Tottenham man is ‘intertwined’ with their other market objectives, especially with their pursuit of De Ketelaere.
It is explained that should the Serie A giants be able to swiftly conclude a deal for the Belgian starlet, they would be able to accelerate a move for Tanganga.
The Spurs star has allegedly been informed by Milan that he will know by Sunday whether his move to the San Siro is likely to go ahead.
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It sounds like reaching an agreement with Tottenham for Tanganga is not an issue for Milan but the move would depend on the fee that Brugge are demanding for De Ketelaere. One would expect Paratici to start offering the defender to other clubs if he is not able to reach an agreement with Milan by the start of next week.
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