Tottenham have had their €18m bid for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu rejected . The English premier league side had offered £12.9m (€15m) plus an extra £2.6m (€3m) in add-ons in a bid with a total value of £15.5m (€18m).
although the offer is close to the Serie A club’s valuation of at least £17.2m (€20m), the club says it is still a no deal situation even as talks remain ongoing .
Tomiyasu is equally comfortable at both centre-back and right-back – both priority positions that Spurs want to strengthen this summer.
The future of right-back Serge Aurier is in doubt, with the Ivory Coast international seeking to leave, while they have been looking to strengthen at centre-back since last summer despite signing Joe Rodon.
Tomiyasu, meanwhile, played almost an equal number of games at right-back and centre-back last season but was arguably more impressive at full-back, as the 22-year-old scored twice from the position against Atalanta and Udinese.
He also has 23 caps and a goal for Japan and his Bologna contract currently runs until 2024.