Report: Tottenham still in talks for defender despite having offer rejected

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Tottenham Hotspur have had an offer rejected by Bologna for defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to Sky Sports (1/7 – 15:01).

It is reported that the North Londoners had tabled an offer worth an initial £12.9m (€15m) along with an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons.

Despite the offer having been rejected, talks between both clubs are continuing with the Serie A outfit valuing the Japanese international at £17.2m.

The 22-year-old can operate as a centre-back or at right-back, which are two positions that have proved to be problematic for Tottenham last season.

Tottenham are prepared to listen to offers for Serge Aurier this summer with the Ivorian having twelve months left to run on his current contract (The Athletic).

Tomiyasu provides an aerial threat at 6′ 2″ and completed 82 per cent of his passes last season, having made 60 appearances in all competitions for the Italian side joining from Belgian side Sint-Truiden in 2019.

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The right-back position needed urgent attention after last season with Aurier said to be keen to leave while Matt Doherty struggled in his first campaign at the club.

Hopefully, Doherty can flourish under the management of his former boss, Nuno while added competition from Tomiyasu can spur on the Republic of Ireland international even further.

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