Report: Bologna respond as Spurs make £15.5m Tomiyasu bid
Spurs have seen a £15.5 million bid for Takehiro Tomiyasu rejected by Bologna, according to a report from Sky Sports.
Tomiyasu has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the last few days.
It was reported at the weekend that Spurs were confident of landing the 22-year-old with talks underway.
Those reports claimed that the Serie A side valued Tomiyasu at £15 million. However, it would appear that Spurs are going to have to go higher if they want the Japan international.
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham have seen a bid worth £15.5 million turned down. The offer was made up of an initial fee of £12.9 million, with £2.6 million coming in add-ons.
It does appear that a move may not be far off however. Sky Sports notes that Bologna would be willing to sell for £17.2 million.
It should come as little surprise therefore, if an agreement was reached sooner rather than later.
Spurs will surely waste little time after first Tomiyasu bid
Tomiyasu looks to have the potential to be a shrewd signing for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
He has now made 60 appearances in the Italian top flight. And while he has predominantly played as a centre-back, he also has a lot of experience at right-back.
Spurs should be wary of letting negotiations drag on for too long. Atalanta have also been linked with the youngster.
But judging by their first offer, it would appear that it may not be too long before a deal moves closer.