Report: Serie A club have ‘reopened’ negotiations with Spurs regarding 23-year-old

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Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that AC Milan have now reopened talks with Tottenham regarding a deal for Japhet Tanganga.

Tanganga was heavily linked with a move to Milan last month (Football Insider) but it subsequently emerged that the Rossoneri preferred Paris Saint-Germain’s Abdou Diallo as their top target over the Spurs star (CalcioMercato).

The Spurs academy graduate was also mooted to be a target for AS Roma a couple of weeks ago (CalcioMercato) but the speculation has since died out.

Di Marzio now claims that Milan have restarted contacts with Spurs over a late deal to sign Tanganga.

It is explained that Stefano Pioli’s side are keen to bolster their options at centre-back before the transfer window shuts and have turned to the Tottenham man once again.

Di Marzio adds that the original stumbling block between the clubs still remains, with Milan wanting to sign Tanganga on loan with an option to buy while Spurs would prefer a permanent sale.

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One would think that Tottenham would be in the market for another central defender if Tanganga leaves as that would leave Conte with just five centre-backs for the three positions at the back. So, unless Spurs can find a suitable replacement, I suspect they might hang on to Tanganga until January.

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