Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will still look to sign an out and out central defender, even if they sign Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Tottenham are reported to have had an initial bid of £12.9m (€15m) plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons rejected by Bologna for the Japanese international, but the lines of communication remain active between both clubs (Sky Sports).
Tomiyasu is comfortable at operating as either a right-back or in the heart of the defence, with Gold claiming that the club will still be active in the market for a natural central defender.
Gold confirmed that Tottenham have an interest in Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, but face stiff competition from a number of other clubs and would have to raise significant funds to get anywhere near his £78million transfer release clause.
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old (Daily Mail).
Lyon’s Joachim Andersen, who impressed during his season-long loan spell is another name who has been on Tottenham’s shortlist, while there is also an interest in Nikola Milenković who is currently plying his trade at Fiorentina.
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