Report: Paratici set to ‘accelerate’ Spurs talks for centre-back 

Fabio Paratici
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According to a report in the print edition of Corriere di Bologna (as relayed by Sport Witness), Fabio Paratici is now set to accelerate talks with Bologna over the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Tomiyasu has established himself as an important part of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s backline since his move to Bologna in 2019, with the Japanese international showing his competency at both centre-back and right-back. 

Sky Sports were the first to report last week that Spurs’ managing director football, Paratici was in talks with Bologna over a deal for the defender.

Calciomercato then revealed earlier this week that Bologna had received two offers for the 22-year-old, one from Spurs and another from Atalanta.

Corriere di Bologna have now explained the situation further by revealing that Tottenham’s initial offer was worth €18m (£15.4m) + bonuses which was slightly higher than the bid made by Serie A competitors.

However, Bologna are said to be holding out for an offer of €20m (£17.2m) + €3m-€4m in bonuses for Tomiyasu. 

It is said that Paratici will now try to hammer out an agreement, with the Serie A club having a ‘feeling’ that the right offer could arrive. 

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Now that Nuno’s appointment has been confirmed, Paratici can now push ahead with the transfer plans, both in terms of outgoings and incomings. Hopefully, we get our business done early this window that we have Paratici on board, instead of pushing deals until the last moment which has been Levy’s modus operandi over the years. 

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