Sky: Milan have strong interest in Bologna star Tomiyasu – their sporting director responds

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have a strong interest in signing versatile Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to Sky’s Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Rossoneri are desperate to secure a central defender to reinforce a department which is very stretched at the moment, but also another central midfielder is on the wish list.

In addition to that, Milan went into the summer window ideally looking for a solid right-back option given the struggles that Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti had last season.

According to what is being reported by Di Marzio, Milan have a strong interest in a player that can perform both of those roles in Bologna’s Tomiyasu.

The 21-year-old was one of the Rossoblu’s more impressive performers last Monday night at San Siro despite the fact his team lost 2-0, and Milan have taken note of his exploits.

Milan’s interest is concrete to the extent that Bologna’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon was interviewed by Sky before their game against Parma about the possible future of Tomiyasu.

“We would not want to proceed with sales, but if sensational offers arrive we are required to take them into consideration,” he said (via MilanNews).

“We will also need a technical evaluation to find of substitutes, I do not see it very simple.”

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