Tottenham join Newcastle in transfer race for AC Milan star Pierre Kalulu and could complete January move
TOTTENHAM are interested in signing AC Milan defender Pierre Kalulu, according to reports.
Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his squad for the second half of the season with Spurs competing in the Champions League knock-out stages.
Tottenham have joined the race to sign Pierre KaluluGetty
Spurs could let Japhet Tanganga leave in exchangeEPA
Tottenham were linked with Inter Milan centre-backs Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni in the summer.
But Conte has now turned his attention to AC Milan’s Kalulu, according to Calciomercato.
The Serie A champions are believed to be open to selling the star in January but value him around £44million.
Spurs could offer Milan Japhet Tanganga in exchange to encourage a deal, with the Italian side said to be keen on the defender.
Tanganga has been a bit-part player under Conte this season and has made just one appearance.
Meanwhile Kalulu, 22, has impressed for Milan in his 15 league appearances – he also helped his side progress in the Champions League.
The Frenchman is also capable of playing at right-back so would offer Conte much-needed versatility.
Newcastle are also believed to be keen on Kalulu and have been monitoring his situation over the past few weeks.
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The defender has also attracted attention from Real Madrid but Spurs are leading the race for his signature.
Conte is also believed to want a midfielder and an attacker in January with Juventus star Weston McKennie a target.