Italian side reportedly close to pulling out of race for Tottenham linked Tomiyasu

Atalanta are close to pulling out of a move for Tottenham-linked ace Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to Calciomercato.

The Japanese star has attracted interest from clubs across Europe. Spurs and Arsenal are thought to have joined the Serie A side in the race to sign the 22-year-old.

However, the Lilywhites have agreed on personal terms with the Japan international. And Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are favourites to complete a deal.

The Italian publication is claiming that Atalanta are thinking of pulling out due to a difference over the transfer fee. Bologna are demanding €25m (£21.5m), whilst the Goddess only want to pay €20m (£17.2m).

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Atalanta news hands Tottenham advantage

The news surrounding Atalanta hands Tottenham an advantage in the race to sign Tomiyasu.

Despite interest from their north London rivals, the Lilywhites have the advantage of European football. Spurs qualified for the Europa Conference League on the final day of the campaign ahead of their rivals.

And having agreed personal terms, it seems as though the player sees his future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The signing would be a coup for Spurs given the defender’s versatility. As well as being able to play right-back, Tomiyasu can also play on the right of a back-three.

Atalanta’s loss will be Spurs’ gain as the club look to complete a deal for the Asian ace.

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