Spurs have been trying to offload Japhet Tangangа since the beginning of the transfer window. This week, it was reported that the defender had reached a full agreement with Italian grandee Milan, but the North London team’s demands have become an obstacle for Milan.
According to Il Tempo, Roma are trying to hijack the player’s deal. Milan News reports that the Roman club tried to buy the Englishman in the last 24 hours.
Mourinho is a big fan of the 23-year-old player and is strongly interested in his transfer. Roma may offer a loan, but with Spurs’ demand for a mandatory buyout of the defender.
It was the Portuguese coach who brought Japhet to big-time football, and under his guidance he made his Premier League debut against Liverpool.
“The kid has reason to be very happy with his level, not with the result obviously, but with his first game in the Premier League.
“I worked with him only for a couple of months, I think academy, coaches who worked with him for so many years.