AC Milan is ‘discussing a loan with a buy option for Japhet Tanganga.’

AC Milan are reportedly in talks with Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Japhet Tanganga about a loan with a purchase option.

A serious knee injury cut short the 23-year-2021-22 old’s season, and he only made 19 appearances for the Lilywhites in all competitions, including 11 in the Premier League.

In Tanganga’s absence, Antonio Conte relied on his established backline of Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, and Ben Davies as Tottenham narrowly missed out on a place in the Champions League.

Tottenham have also signed Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona, which would push Tanganga further down the Tottenham pecking order.

As a result, the Englishman may choose to seek greener pastures in the coming weeks in search of regular game time, but he is under contract with Tottenham until 2025.

According to Calciomercato, Serie A champions AC Milan are the most interested in Tanganga and are in talks with Spurs about a potential deal.

According to the report, Stefano Pioli’s side want to sign the defender on loan with a purchase option, where he could form an English centre-back pairing with Fikayo Tomori.

Tanganga’s agents are expected to meet with Milan later this week to discuss a move, and the deal would also include an unspecified buy-back clause for Spurs.

The Englishman is expected to arrive at San Siro to replace Alessio Romagnoli, who left at the end of his contract and has since joined Lazio as a free agent.

Tanganga has been a member of Tottenham’s academy since 2009, and he has now made 43 senior appearances for the North London club across all competitions.

Tanganga could be one of several Tottenham players to leave before the current transfer window closes, with Antonio Conte having already said farewell to Cameron Carter-Vickers, Steven Bergwijn, and Jack Clarke.

Tottenham are expected to be open to offers for Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, and Sergio Reguilon, who were all left out of the Spurs squad for their pre-season tour of South Korea.

Everton, Leeds United, and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs said to be keeping a close eye on developments regarding Harry Winks.

Meanwhile, Lo Celso helped Villarreal reach the Champions League semi-finals during his loan spell last season, and the Yellow Submarine are keen to make the Argentine’s stay permanent.

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