Report: Serie A club want Spurs player on loan but without paying a fee

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Fabio Paratici
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According to Corriere Dello Sport, AC Milan are looking to secure Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga on a free loan deal this summer.

Tanganga suffered a season-ending knee injury in February which resulted in the 23-year-old making just 11 Premier League appearances for Spurs last campaign (Transfermarkt).

These injury troubles have not deterred Stefano Pioli’s side, who are keen to bring Tanganga to the San Siro in the hopes of replicating the successes of Fikayo Tomori’s transfer (Calciomercato).

With both Newcastle (Corriere Dello Sport) and Bournemouth (Daily Mail) also said to be interested in striking a deal for the Spurs academy product this summer, Milan may face stiff competition in order to land their man.

Calciomercato have previously reported that the Serie A champions were intent on securing a permanent deal for Tanganga in this window.

Milan are hoping to negotiate a free loan with an option to buy the player, so they can save their funds for this summer.

However, they will not enter into a battle with Newcastle if it comes to that (Corriere Dello Sport).

Spurs Web Opinion

I think Japhet needs to challenge himself and push to be a regular starter in this upcoming season and if Milan is the place he can do that then I am behind the move.

However, I feel it is imperative that Spurs ensure that they have control over the player’s future next summer as he may blossom into a player fit for regular Premier League football.

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