Report: Serie A title challenges keen to land Spurs defender

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Sky Sports have revealed on their live transfer blog (18/1 at 18:04) that AC Milan are interested in signing Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga.

Tanganga has started 15 matches this season in all competitions and he has been getting plenty of game time under Antonio Conte over recent weeks in light of Tottenham’s injury issues involving Eric Dier and Cristian Romero.

However, the defender’s performances have not quite been up to scratch and he still looks some way of forcing himself into Conte’ first choice starting eleven in our opinion following his disappointing performances in both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.

Sky Sports have claimed that the defender is worried that he will not get much game time once Eric Dier and Cristian Romero return from injury.

Conte admitted on Tuesday that Romero is expected to be back in action following the international break later this month while the club need to be patient over Dier’s fitness.

According to Sky Sports, Milan, who are currently sitting in second place in the Serie A table, two points behind their local rivals Inter, are looking to bolster their defence by snapping up Tanganga.

The report reveals that the Rossoneri want to sign the Spurs academy graduate on a loan deal.

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When Conte arrived, I expected Tanganga to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Italian’s appointment since I believe he has the perfect attributes for the right centre-back role.

However, the fact that Conte has started Sanchez over the youngster consistently in the position after Romero’s injury, suggests that the Italian does not rate 22-year-old very highly.

Even if Conte does not see Tanganga as a starter, I still would not expect him to be loaned out unless Spurs manage to sign a defender before the end of the month.

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