Report: Roma join AC Milan in race for Tottenham player valued at £21.2m

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Roma are interested in signing Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga on loan for the season, according to Il Tempo (31/07/22, print edition, page 16). 

The Giallorossi are said to be keen on adding a central defender this summer and are interested in landing Tanganga on a temporary deal with an option to buy him permanently. 

The report adds that the Spurs academy graduate is on a shortlist containing Dan Axel Zagadou, who recently departed Borussia Dortmund as a free agent and Manchester United’s Eric Bailly. 

Roma’s emergence in the race for Tanganga comes after the 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to fellow Serie A outfit AC Milan in recent weeks. 

Football Insider report a move to the Italian capital is now close with Tanganga in advanced talks to finalise a switch to the San Siro. 

CalcioMercatoWeb claim Milan are keen on completing a loan deal with an option to buy while Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici pushed for an obligation clause at 25 million (£21.2m). 

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While it looked like Tanganga was destined to move to Milan, Roma’s emergence in the pursuit could complicate things if they are serious about a transfer. Either way, it could be good news for Spurs if two clubs could fight over one player they are looking to offload. 

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  1. I don’t agree with Spurs offloading HOMEGROWN player’s. Tanganga, Rodon, Scarlett and Parrott should be given the opportunity to play for Spurs to develope their skills and potential at Spurs as they have always struggled with the lack of homegrown player’s available as it is.

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