Tomiyasu has been a consistent performer since arriving as a relatively unknown prospect at Bologna in 2019.
The 22-year-old has demonstrated his versatility, impressing both at centre-back and right-back for Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side in the last couple of years.
It was first reported last week that Fabio Paratici was in talks with Bologna over a deal for the Japanese defender.
Sky Sports then revealed on Thursday that Spurs’ opening bid for the defender was turned down by the Serie A outfit, as the offer fell short of the club’s asking price.
Corriere di Bologna have now shed more light on Tottenham’s pursuit of Tomiyasu, revealing that the North Londoners’ first offer was around €18m (£15.4m).
It is revealed that Spurs are set to submit an improved offer for the defender this week.
The report also credits West Ham and Man Utd with an interest in Tomiyasu but Spurs are said to be the front-runners for the Japanese international’s signature.
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It is good to see that the club are making early moves this transfer window rather than waiting until the final few weeks to get a discount. Hopefully, it is a sign that Paratici’s appointment has changed the way the club approach the transfer market.
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