CalcioMercato have now revealed that Tottenham and AC Milan are ‘not far’ from an agreement over the transfer of Japhet Tanganga.
This comes just minutes after The Athletic reported that Nottingham Forest were exploring a potential permanent deal for the English centre-back, although that report mentioned AC Milan as a fellow interested party.
While The Athletic claimed Spurs have been holding out for a permanent fee of £16.8m for Tanganga this summer, CalcioMercato claim an agreement has been reached with AC Milan over a £20m fee.
It is said that Tanganga’s move, once the final details are ironed out, looks to be a loan with an option to buy, which could become an obligation if certain conditions are met, such as appearances and objectives.
This lines up with Gianluca Di Marzio’s report last week in which he stated that AC Milan had reopened contacts with Spurs and wanted a loan with an option to buy, while the Lilywhites preferred a permanent deal.
Spurs Web Opinion:
It seems there is a very legitimate race for Tanganga. However, you would assume that the centre-back will choose AC Milan if it comes down to it, as they are fighting for titles and Tomori has enjoyed so much success following a very similar transfer.
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