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). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

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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