AC Milan are interested in Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga, with both clubs set to continue talks over a potential loan next week, according to reports.
Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Rossoneri have made the 23-year-old a primary defensive target and have already started preparing the ground to secure a temporary summer switch.
The print edition of Corriere dello Sport (07/15/22 — via sports witness) add that loan negotiations have begun between Milan and Spurs, with a deal likely to include an option to make the move permanent.
Meanwhile, the journalist Gianluigi Longari echoes the structure of the deal and says further talks are expected next week, although La Liga side Valencia have also apparently done some initial research.
Tanganga, who broke into the Spurs first team two years ago, has struggled to advance in north London with injuries hampering his progress.
He was limited to just 11 Premier League appearances last season (transfer market) after suffering a knee injury that ruled him out of action from February.
The England youth international underwent surgery to fix the problem in March but has since returned to full fitness and training during the pre-season period.
Boosts web opinion
Tanganga is one of Spurs’ fringe players and it will be difficult for him to get much action next season with all the defending players competing for places.
A loan could be good for his development, however, but Spurs may end up wanting to keep him on board given he fulfills part of the local quota for the team.
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