The Times have claimed that Leicester City could look to swoop for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham over the last couple of months.
Spurs were reportedly close to completing a deal for Tomiyasu last month but the speculation subsequently cooled as the 22-year-old jetted off to Tokyo to compete in the Olympics.
Football. London’s Alasdair Gold claimed last week that those in Tomiyasu’s camp were confident the player will complete a move to Spurs after the conclusion of the Olympics.
Football Insider subsequently suggested the North Londoners were set to submit an improved £17m offer to Bologna.
However, The Times have now revealed the Lilywhites could face competition from Leicester for the Japanese international.
The report explains that strengthening at centre-back is a priority for the Foxes after the injuries to Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans.
While Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard is alleged to be the club’s number one target, it is stated that Brendan Rodgers’ men could move for Tomiyasu if they are not able to get a deal for the Dane over the line.
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The fact that we have been in talks with Tomiyasu for a couple of months could give us an advantage over Leicester as the defender may feel more wanted by Spurs.
However, the longer this deal drags on, the more the chances of another club swooping in and hijacking the deal.
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