Report: Spurs launch ‘new contacts’ with Serie A club over possible signing

Takehiro Tomiyasu
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According to the print edition of Il Resto del Carlino (as relayed by Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur held talks with Bologna over a Takehiro Tomiysu on Monday. 

Tomiyasu was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham last month and reports indicated the defender was set to complete a move to North London after the Olympics.

The deal has not progressed as smoothly as the club may have hoped for, with sources suggesting last week that Tottenham could turn their attentions to Fiorentina’s Nikola Milkenkovic instead.

However, Il Resto del Carlino have now claimed that Fabio Paratici still hopes to get a deal for Tomiyasu over the line before the end of the month.

The report explains that after Bolonga’s defeat to Ternana in the Coppa Italia, the Serie A club’s boss, Walter Sabatini decided the club would listen to offers should they arrive. 

Spurs are said to have renewed contact with Bologna over Tomiyasu on Monday, with the Italian club thought to be willing to do a deal for €25m (£21.2).

Spurs Web Opinion 

I suspect Paratici moved for Milenkovic in an effort to get Bologna to reduce their asking price for Tomiyasu. The Japanese defender seems to be the Spurs managing director’s number one target and I am hopeful that we will get a deal for the 22-year-old over the line.

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