Sources: Tottenham submitting new Tomiyasu bid after terms agreed
Tottenham are submitting a new bid for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu this week, Football Insider can exclusively revealed.
Spurs called a halt to their pursuit of the defender, 22, while he competed for Japan at the Olympics.
But a Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club are reigniting their interest in Tomiyasu with a fresh offer of £17million.
The club hope this will be enough to reach at total agreement with Bologna for the versatile defender.
This comes after Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici agreed the terms of a contract with the Japan international.
The Londoners initially offered £15.5m including add-ons for the versatile defender but are now pushing that up by a further £1.5m.
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It comes after Tottenham agreed a fee with Atalanta for another Serie A defender, Cristian Romero, who is set to join in a deal worth £47m.
Tomiyasu could slot into right-back as a replacement for exit-bound Serge Aurier and can also play at centre-back and in a three-man defence.
This site revealed on 2nd July that Tomiyasu has his “heart set” on a move to Spurs and has made that clear to his inner circle.
Strengthening in central defence is Spurs’ top priority in this window and they are expected to sign two senior players in that position.
Tomiyasu has played 63 times for Bologna since joining for a £9million fee from Belgian top-flight side Sint-Truidense in the summer of 2019.
He has been in action for Japan at the Olympics over the past fortnight but they have now been eliminated.