Bologna technical director speaks out on Tomiyasu transfer rumours

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Takehiro Tomiyasu
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Bologna technical director, Walter Sabatini, has revealed that a deal to sell rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Takehiro Tomiyasu has not yet been agreed and that the Serie A club will only sell the defender for the right price.

Tomiyasu, who has excelled both at right-back and centre-back since his move to Bologna, has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham over the last few weeks. 

It was even suggested last week that Tottenham had two offers rejected for the versatile defender and were confident that their third own would be accepted.

The latest reports from Italy have claimed that a deal is expected to be agreed between Bologna and Spurs this week, with both parties keen on hammering out an agreement. 

However, Sabatini has now asserted that nothing has been agreed yet regarding the sale of Tomiyasu, insisting that the 22-year-old will not be sold unless Bologna’s asking price is met.

He told Calciomercato: “Bologna will have to close it. We are not yet in this phase.

“We are still building and it is clear that Tomiyasu moves only for the evaluation that has been attributed to him by Bologna and not by those of others, so it will be very difficult”.

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Spurs fans should not be disheartened by Sabatini’s statement as it is only natural that he will deny that a transfer is done until everything is agreed between the parties. With reports now indicating that there is only a few million difference between the two clubs, it will likely not take too long for an agreement to be reached.

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