Report: Tottenham have agreed transfer fee with AC Milan for 23-year-old

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Fabio Paratici
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The print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport (22/07/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that although Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan have agreed on a transfer fee for Japhet Tanganga, there are still some big details that need to be sorted out between the clubs.

Fabrizio Romano revealed on Thursday that Fabio Paratici has begun negotiating with the Milan hierarchy over a deal for Tanganga. 

Gazzetta have now shed more light on where the talks between the Premier League and the Serie A club stand.

It is said that both clubs have agreed that the total cost of the operation would be €20m (£17m) and are now discussing how the deal would be structured.

One key disagreement is said to be that while Rossoneri want a loan with an option to buy Tanganga for €20m (£17m), Tottenham are insisting on an obligation to buy rather than an option.

The report adds that the dialogue remains alive for the moment, with both parties thought to be keen on agreeing on a deal for the centre-back.

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A loan with an option to buy would not be good business for Spurs if indeed Conte has decided that Tanganga is not part of his plans. I suspect that Tottenham would even be willing to accept a slightly lower fee but would insist on including an obligation to buy the 23-year-old.

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