Report: West Ham have phoned to ask about £17m player but he really wants Tottenham move
According to Italian outlet Calcio Atalanta, the Hammers called Bologna to ask about the Tottenham-linked defender.
Tomiyasu is a player in demand – as well as Spurs and West Ham, Manchester United and Atalanta are apparently keen on him.
However, CA claims that Tomiyasu is “particularly enthusiastic” about the prospect of joining Tottenham.
In addition, Spurs are reportedly showing the most interest in the Japan international.
Sky Sports claimed on Thursday that Tottenham had a bid rejected for Tomiyasu.
Spurs reportedly offered around £13m (€15m) plus an extra £2.5m (€3m) in add-ons in a bid with a total value of £15.5m (€18m).
The Serie A club values Tomiyasu at around £17m (€20m), and talks remain ongoing over a deal for the defender, added the report.
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Tomiyasu has plied his trade for Bologna since 2019, when he joined from Belgium’s Sint-Truiden for a reported £6.3m.
He has made 63 appearances in red-and-blue, registering three goals and three assists.
In addition, Tomiyasu has won 23 caps for Japan and is set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Prior to joining Sint-Truiden, he came through the ranks at Japanese club Avispa Fukuoka.
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