Director confirms Milan’s bid for Bologna star but adds that he ‘has a higher evaluation’

By Oliver Fisher -

Bologna sporting director Riccardo Bigon has confirmed that AC Milan have made an offer for defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, but it is not enough.

A number of different media outlets are reporting that Milan have a serious interest in Tomiyasu as they look to reinforce their defence before the window shuts.

Various sources have also reported that the Rossoneri have made an offer of around €15, with Bologna holding out for around €10m more, therefore a €25m price tag.

The Japan international is considered a key player by the Rossoblu, and therefore it is understandable that they are wanting a higher figure than that offered by Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara.

Sporting director Riccardo Bigon even confirmed this at a press conference on Friday morning.

“For Tomiyasu we refused offers because he is important for us and because we believe he has a higher evaluation than that proposed by Milan,” he said (via MilanLive).

Milan reached the group stages of the Europa League with an incredible penalty shootout win over Rio Ave on Thursday night, so they can add the revenue that will bring to the €20million collected from the sale of Paquetà to Lyon, so a new bid could be made.

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