By John Wenham

5th Aug, 2022 | 8:00am

Expert verdict on Japhet Tanganga being in advanced talks to agree Tottenham move

Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga’s proposed move to AC Milan may not be advanced as everyone thinks.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

According to the Daily Mail‘s Simon Jones (24 July), AC Milan have held talks with Spurs over a loan deal for the versatile defender.

However, Ben Jacobs reported on Thursday (4 August) that Milan have cooled interest in the defender.

Wenham is not surprised by this.

“The Rodon move has really accelerated things,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“It happened really quickly, within a few days it was links and then he was on his way. Japhet was part of the squad that travelled to Israel and is still training, very much still a Tottenham player.

“Tottenham are still of the position that Rodon was the one who needed to go first and that has happened.

“They will then assess their options from there. Yes, there is a lot of talk, there always is with Italian transfers and clubs turning down moves.

“There was an exclusive in The Athletic a few weeks ago saying he is way in talks to join Bournemouth and nothing happened.

“So I wonder if it is advanced as people are saying. I don’t personally see that Tanganga move at that advanced stage.”

Tanganga was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season in mid-March after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

This came after he made 11 appearances under Antonio Conte, following his arrival at the club in November.

In other news, Gabby Agbonlahor “100 per cent” sure on Antonio Conte contract after Tottenham update.