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Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga could leave the club this summer and is said to be in talks to join AC Milan on loan with an option to buy. The 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order during his time as first-choice under Jose Mourinho and now has several defenders ahead of him in Antonio Conte’s eyes.

Calciomercato claim that a meeting will take place this week between Tottenham and Milan to agree a deal for Tanganga, who is expected to be on loan. There is an option for Milan to sign Tanganga permanently during his loan spell, and if that clause is taken up, Conte’s side will have a buyout inserted into the deal.

Once the broad outlines of the deal have been decided, the two clubs are expected to meet to agree on figures at each stage of the transfer of Tanganga, who made just ten Premier League starts last season. During Mourinho’s time in charge of Spurs, he was impressed with the young defender and used him in a number of different roles across his back four.

“Japhet for us is like being the ER guy,” Mourinho said soccer london Last year. “When we need him he’s there and when we need him he’s sometimes right-back, left-back, other times centre-back in a three-man defense and you can watch the recent matches with the national team, against Portugal he played right-back, two days later against Croatia he played centre-back.

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