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Tottenham and AC Milan hold talks for Matar Saar loan

Tottenham, Six Sports

According to 90min, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspurs are discussing a possible loan move of youth midfielder Pape Matar Sarr. The two clubs have held initial talks but nothing is agreed upon as of yet. This is the next step in the youth player’s development following his transfer from Metz. Milan are pushing for a permanent move for the player. However, Spurs have made it clear that the deal will have to be a direct season-long loan with no purchase option.

Pape joined Tottenham last season from Mertz on a permanent move. However, he spent the last year at Mertz on loan. He has raked up 34 appearances for the club across all competitions. Moreover, his brilliant performances have earned him the Confederation of African Football’s Young Player of the Year. Mertz got relegated last season, but Tottenham remains committed to the development of the midfielder. A season-long loan to AC Milan is a brilliant opportunity for exposure for the youngster.

AC Milan have had some troubles of their own too. Franck Kessie left to join Barcelona this summer. Milan had their eyes on bringing in Carney Chukwuemeka as a replacement for the midfielder. However, in a shock move, Chelsea swooped in for Chuwuemeka and ended up signing him. Now, AC Milan are considering Matar Sarr as a potential replacement. Ideally, Milan would like to sign the player on a free transfer. But Tottenham are reluctant to lose a youth prospect. The addition of a permanent buy clause is slowing down this deal.

Milan interested in a few Tottenham players

Tottenham have had a brilliant transfer window this year. They have brought in players such as Bissouma, Richarlison, Perisic, Lenglet, and Spence to bolster their squad. However, they have to generate revenue now as well and player offloading is the next priority. AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing Japhet Tanganaga this summer on a separate deal from the one for Matar Sarr.

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