Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga remains AC Milan’s first-choice as they look to add another defender to their squad this summer.

That’s according to Corriere Dello Sport, who cover the situation around the defender and negotiations today.

They explain that, after investing €36m in Charles de Ketelaere, Milan now have €15m left in their budget to find a defender and a midfielder.

The defence is the priority and the ‘strong candidate’ to fill the position is Tottenham’s Tanganga.

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Milan chiefs Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara have ‘worked the most’ on his signing, meeting with Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici and trying to work out a deal.

They want the defender on loan but current negotiations are centred on convincing Spurs to include a right to buy rather than an obligation to buy.

They already have an ‘agreement in principle’ with the player’s entourage and Tanganga wants the move. He will not, though, ‘wait indefinitely’ for an agreement to be struck.

He wants to play regularly this season and knows he won’t get that at Tottenham so is looking for another solution. If the situation with Milan cannot be resolved, he will look elsewhere.