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Tottenham wish to be granted as Premier League side prepare to do what other suitors won’t to complete £16.8m transfer

Tottenham centre-backs Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga

Tottenham may have found a Premier League club willing to satisfy their demand regarding a Japhet Tanganga transfer, per a report.

Following the arrival of Clement Lenglet on loan, the 23-year-old Tanganga is now down to sixth-choice centre-back. Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Ben Davies is Antonio Conte’s preferred combination at present. Lenglet and Davinson Sanchez are in reserve.

Tottenham conducted the bulk of their business on the arrivals end bright and early this summer. As such, the final days of the window are revolving around exits.

One such player who could depart is Tanganga and Serie A champions, AC Milan, had looked his likeliest destination throughout the summer.

Italian outlet Calciomercato recently reported Milan are pushing for a loan deal, though are unwilling to accept Spurs’ insistence an obligation to buy be included.

That would suggest Tottenham and Antonio Conte are seeking a permanent exit if Tanganga does depart, even if it comes a year down the line after a 12-month loan.

Tuttomercatoweb subsequently claimed earlier today that Tanganga has interest from within the Premier League. They reported Leeds, Everton and Newcastle were in the mix, though per the Athletic, free-spending Nottingham Forest are the latest to jump the queue.

Forest exploring permanent Tanganga move

They state Steve Cooper’s side are ‘interested in a move’ for the centre-half before the September 1 deadline rolls around.

Forest are stated to be pursuing a permanent move, not a loan. Tottenham have reportedly been holding out for £16.8m if they are to sever ties for good this summer.

Whether Forest will meet that valuation isn’t clear. Indeed, any potential move appears in its infancy at present.

However, given Spurs seem to favour a permanent exit and Forest are willing to sanction a move of that kind, the early signs are positive.

Who else could leave Tottenham?

Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele have both left on loan in recent weeks. Ndombele joined Napoli who inserted an option to buy worth £25m. Lo Celso’s return to Villarreal is a straight loan.

Elsewhere, Bryan Gil is on course to return to Spain upon joining Valencia on loan. No option or obligation to buy is expected to be included.

Pape Matar Sarr is another wanted on loan and has attracted the eye of several Serie A sides. Another who could depart is Sergio Reguilon who like Tanganga, is wanted by Forest.

Cooper has already signed Harry Tofolo and Omar Richards for his left wing-back role. However, Richards is currently sidelined with a hairline leg fracture.

Another loan was touted by the Athletic, though Spurs will reportedly insist Forest cover 100 percent of Reguilon’s wages.