Repubblica: Negotiations between Milan and Bologna for Tomiyasu well underway

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are advancing in talks with Bologna over defender Takehiro Tomiyasu in the hopes of striking a deal, a report claims.

With Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio and Leo Duarte all currently unavailable for selection, the management must act swiftly to reinforce a department that is one injury away from being in complete crisis, with Matteo Gabbia and Simon Kjaer the only healthy options at present.

Over the past 48 hours the name of Tomiyasu has been doing the rounds, with various sources claiming that the 21-year-old is a player of interest to Milan due to the fact he can play both centre-back and right-back.

According to Wednesday’s edition of La Repubblica (via MilanNews), negotiations with Bologna for the Japan international are well underway, suggesting that the management are now pursuing him as the priority target after being knocked back in the pursuit of Nikola Milenkovic and Wesley Fofana.

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