A week ago, it seemed as though Tomiyasu was set to be the first player to arrive through the door in the Fabio Paratici era, with souces from Italy indicating that Spurs and Bologna were both keen on hammering out an agreement.
Some sources even claimed a few days ago that there had been a breakthrough in the negotiations between two clubs.
However, a deal has not materialised as of yet, with Bologna CEO Claudio Fenucci even suggesting recently that the Japanese international could stay at the Serie A club.
Corriere dello Sport have now shed light on why the Tomiyasu deal is taking some time, explaining that Spurs have not met Bologna’s asking price for the 22-year-old yet.
Although a deal is said to be ‘close’, it is explained Serie A club want a fee of €25m (£21.6m) including add-ons, an amount which Paratici is not prepared to pay.
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Normally, one would expect the two clubs to sort out their differences. However, given what we know about the way Paratici negotiates, it is quite possible that the Italian could just decide to pursue another one of his numerous centre-back targets if he feels Bologna are being unreasonable.
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