Nottingham Forest are now in the mix to sign Tottenham starlet Japhet Tanganga but contrasting reports are doing the rounds.

The Reds were linked with a move for the versatile defender yesterday. Tutto Mercato Web claims that a bid of £13.5 million has already been rejected by Spurs.

Late last night it was claimed by journalist Daniele Longo that Forest were close to a deal for Tanganga.

That claim sparked the iconic Fabrizio Romano into life and he begs to differ; claiming that nothing is imminent.

The Tanganga saga looks like becoming one where nobody really knows what is going off.

Forest in Tanganga mix
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One thing that is crystal clear is that the 23-year-old will be allowed to leave Spurs before the transfer window closes.

Antonio Conte has rebuilt his squad this summer and as a result, several players have been deemed surplus to requirements.

Tanganga is one of those and he’s been on the bench for two of Tottenham’s three games this season.

The academy graduate is valued at around £17 million and right now, Forest are thought to deem that too expensive.

It is thought that the Reds will return with a new bid for the defender as Steve Cooper bids to finalise his squad.

AC Milan are keen, however, and they view him as their number one central defensive target this summer.

Jose Mourinho was a big fan of Tanganga. He called him ‘amazing’ during his time as Tottenham’s manager.

Forest in the mix to sign Tanganga

The Reds are clearly in the market to sign another defender and Tanganga looks perfect.

He would bring some pace to the defensive unit and he would provide some much-needed versatility.

Tanganga is a steady performer who is looking to head somewhere where he will play regular first-team football.

Forest in Tanganga mix
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He earns £25,000-a-week at Tottenham so will hardly be the sort of signing that breaks the bank.

Tanganga has endured some rotten luck with injuries over recent years and perhaps that is a cause for concern.

Ultimately, the pros outweigh the cons, however, and the Tottenham man could be a very useful signing indeed.

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