Bologna CEO, Claudio Fenucci, has revealed that he hopes Takehiro Tomiyasu will stay at the club but hinted that the defender could join Tottenham if the North Londoners submit the expected offer.
It was reported two weeks ago that Tottenham had two offers rejected for Tomiyasu and were readying a third bid for the defender.
Souces from Italy have indicated that a deal is expected to be agreed between Bologna and Spurs sooner rather than later, with both parties keen on hammering out a deal.
Football Insider even claimed a few days ago that there had been a breakthrough in the negotiations between two clubs and backed the Japanese international to be the first player to arrive through the doors at Spurs this summer.
However, if Fenucci’s latest admission is to be believed, the deal to bring the defender to Tottenham is far from agreed. The Bologna chief did admit that the Serie A club could reinvest the money they get from the 22-year-old’s sale back into the squad though.
When asked about the speculation linking Tomiyasu with a move to Spurs, he told Tuttomercatoweb: “Tomi will play the Olympics and is currently a player of Bologna and I hope he will remain so.
“If he expresses his will to go to the Premier League and Tottenham will respect our requests, we’ll see.
“In case the money from the sales will allow us to reinvest on the market.”
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Fenucci obviously is going to deny the transfer until the last details are sorted between the two clubs but it appears fairly clear that negotiations for Tomiyasu are fairly advanced. However, Spurs fans should not get ahead of themselves as Alasdair Gold did warn that Fabio Paratici likes to negotiate with up to ten players for one position.
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