With many Italian outlets reporting AC Milan’s interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga, we’ve been seeing different versions of this chase.

The latest story now comes from Calcio Mercato, who feature a piece explaining all the steps taken by Rossoneri to take the 22-year-old away from London.

It’s said the first approach with agent Roberto De Fanti was made at the end of December, and only this week there was direct contact with Spurs.

Tottenham are said to be ‘open’ about Tanganga’s departure on a loan move, as long as Milan guarantee a buying option depending on performance goals.

Spurs are said to value the defender at €25m, although Calcio Mercato claims that’s something that could still be negotiated down. It’s said Fabio Paratici, however, asked to postpone the talks until the start of next week.

On Tanganga’s behalf, the report claims the player ‘isn’t pressing for a farewell’, but is ‘considering different options’, especially because he may not get enough playing time for the rest of the season.