According to a report, Tottenham Hotspur have decided against a late-January transfer that Antonio Conte appears to have approved of.
The club has only brought in Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal and has not been very active in the transfer market this month. However, a busy conclusion to the transfer window still awaits them.
Tottenham were in intense talks to sign Sporting CP winger Pedro Porro, but the deal appears to have fallen through today after the Portuguese club had a change of heart. Fabrizio Romano has however claimed that talks are continuing and Spurs are still hoping to reach to an agreement with the player also skipping training to push a move.
Meanwhile, Bryan Gil flew to Spain today ahead of a loan move to Sevilla. In addition, there have been reports that Japhet Tanganga, a Tottenham academy graduate and defender, has been attracting interest from eight clubs.
But according to Daily Express, Tottenham, on the other hand, is ready to quash his potential departure, despite the fact that Conte has little use for him.
The reports states that Antonio Conte will expect Spurs to sign a replacement for the defender if he is to leave this month as he would like 6 defenders at his disposal.
But as per the report, Daniel Levy who is always “determined to avoid unnecessary spending”, believes that the cost to replace Tanganga will be much more and hence is ‘unlikely’ to approve his departure.
Another reason cited is that since Tanganga is a homegrown player, his departure could limit the type of player that the club could bring in.
The player has not been given many opportunities to play in defence this season, appearing in just one Premier League match.
Despite his limited playing time this season, the young defender is not short of suitors and will likely have a plethora of options in the future. However, it appears that Tanganga will have to wait until next season to find a new club.