Report: Spurs holding out for figure as Forest explore permanent Tanganga deal

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Japhet Tanganga
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Nottingham Forest, the busiest club in terms of incomings this season around Europe, now have their eyes on Tottenham centre-back, Japhet Tanganga (The Athletic).

The newly-promoted Premier League side are said to be looking at a permanent deal for the English defender, with AC Milan also still interested in Tanganga’s services.

The Athletic claim that Spurs have been holding out for a permanent fee of £16.8m this summer if they are to part ways with their academy graduate.

Tanganga was back on the bench for Spurs this weekend against Wolves, but failed to get on the pitch and is seemingly behind the likes of Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, and Davinson Sanchez in the North London pecking order.

TuttoMercatoWeb reported this week that Leeds United had entered the race for Tanganga, with Newcastle, Everton, and AC Milan also showing interest.

Gianluca Di Marzio also reported last week that AC Milan had reopened contacts with Spurs about a potential deal, with the Serie A wanting a loan with an option to buy, while Tottenham preferred a permanent sale.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I think Spurs will be able to permanently sell Tanganga before the end of the window, however, I would be surprised if there isn’t a buy-back clause in the deal as Levy tends to like that format when parting with academy talents.

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