Journalist claims two clubs set to enter Tomiyasu race amidst Spurs links

Takehiro Tomiyasu
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Journalist Ekrem Konur has revealed that Juventus and Napoli are now set to enter the race for rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for Tomiyasu over the last few weeks.

Reports indicate that the North London club have already had two offers rejected by Bologna for the defender but it was alleged last week the Lilywhites were still confident of hammering out a deal for the 22-year-old.

Football Insider even claimed last weekend there had been a breakthrough in the negotiations between two clubs.

However, over recent days, it has become evident that Tottenham still have some work to do to get the deal for the versatile defender over the line.

Sources from Italy suggested that Spurs are not willing to pay the €25m (£21.6m) including add-ons that Bologna are demanding.

If Konur’s latest assertion is to be believed, Spurs could now face competition from Napoli and Juventus for the Japanese international.

The journalist claims that both clubs are set to begin negotiations for Tomiyasu and could thus disrupt Tottenham’s plans to sign the player.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I suspect the main reason Spurs are not in as much of a hurry to complete a deal for Tomoiyasu is because of the 22-year-old’s participation in the Olympics.

However, if Juve and Napoli do make an approach for Tomiyasu, that might force Paratici to act quickly and get the deal over the line.

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