Tottenham Hotspur and Bologna have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ for the transfer of Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to the Italian media. writes that Spurs are ‘getting closer and closer’ to signing the defender after raising their bid for the move.

It’s said the London side now offer €20m excluding bonuses, and with Bologna demanding €22m, the clubs were able to find a ‘general agreement’.

However, the outlet warns that things are not done yet, because bureaucratic details must be sorted first. These would be the payment methods from Spurs.

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Calcio Mercato claims that Atalanta remain interested in the player, but it’s really Tottenham who lead the race with Fabio Paratici looking to ‘complete the operation’.

It’s said Spurs have an agreement with Tomiyasu for some time, and in case everything is sorted, then the move will be done after the Olympics, since he’s currently representing Japan in Tokyo.

This morning, it had already been reported that Bologna have lined up an agreement for Standard Liege defender Arthur Theate, as he’s their man to replace Tomiyasu.