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Report: West Ham have phoned to ask about £17m player but he really wants Tottenham move

Spurs are reportedly eyeing Takehiro Tomiyasu, but London rivals West Ham are apparently also interested in the 22-year-old.

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.

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However, CA claims that Tomiyasu is “particularly enthusiastic” about the prospect of joining Tottenham.

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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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