Bologna’s managing director Claudio Fenucci has surprisingly claimed that the club are not currently in talks over the sale of rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Takehiro Tomiyasu.
At one point last month, it appeared only a matter of time before Tottenham secured the signing of Tomiyasu.
However, the speculation linking the North Londoners with the Japanese defender has since cooled.
Meanwhile, some reports indicate that Spurs have now finally reached an agreement with Atalanta over the transfer of Cristian Romero.
The Argentine’s arrival is not expected to impact Tottenham’s pursuit of Tomiyasu, with the Japanese defender allegedly being viewed by the Lilywhites as a right-back option rather than as a centre-back.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold claimed earlier this week that those in Tomiyasu’s camp are confident the player will complete a move to Spurs after the Olympics.
However, Fenucci has now suggested the 22-year-old could remain at Bologna next season.
When asked about Tomiyasu’s future, the Serie A club’s president told TuttoMercatoWeb: “He could stay with Bologna.
“There is interest from different clubs, as there are and have been for other players. At the moment, there are no negotiations (for Tomiyasu).
“Since returning to Serie A, we have invested a lot. So, like everyone else, sooner or later we’ll be able to consider some transfers but, at the moment, there are no advanced negotiations.”
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Bologna will obviously not rule out the prospect of Tomiyasu staying until they reach a full agreement with Spurs.
However, the fact that Fenucci denies any negotiations at all is puzzling given that multiple sources are claiming that significant progress has been made in the talks between the two clubs.
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