Report: Serie A club interested in signing Spurs defender on loan with option to buy 

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CalcioMercato have revealed that AC Milan have expressed an interest in signing Japhet Tanganga on an initial loan deal with an option to make the move permanent. 

Tanganga has not quite lived up to the promise he first showed when he first broke into the Tottenham first-team two years ago.

The versatile defender is seemingly a far way down Antonio Conte’s pecking order and his performances against Chelsea and Morecambe are unlikely to have changed the Italian’s mind in our opinion.

Journalist Daniele Longo revealed last week that Milan had made contact with Tanganga’s representatives over a January transfer.

CalcioMercato have now revealed that the Spurs defender is one of the players on the Serie A giants’ radar as they look to bolster their centre-back options.

The report suggests that the Rossoneri are interested in signing the 22-year-old on an initial loan deal.

However, it is revealed that Spurs would prefer to sell Tanganga permanently for a fee of around €25m (£20.8m).

CalcioMercato add that the asking price is considered too high by Milan, who have put the operation on ‘stand-by’ for the moment.

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When Conte first arrived at Spurs, I thought he would take a real liking to Tanganga. I saw the 22-year-old as being a natural fit for the right-centre-back role in a back three.

However, it seems like the Italian is not quite convinced by the Spurs academy graduate. I personally would prefer to see Tanganga loaned out as I still think he has the potential to become a top defender. 

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