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Arsenal agree €23 million fee for Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu

Arsenal have agreed to a €23m fee for Bologna Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu who is set to undergo medical on Tuesday afternoon.

Arsenal have agreed to a €23m fee for Bologna Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu who is set to undergo medical on Tuesday afternoon.

David Ornstein from The Athletic reported that Arsenal were “working on a deal” to land Tomiyasu. However, a move was expected to be dependant on other transfer activity at the Serie A club.

That hurdle has been cleared though, according to Fabrizio Romano, because a deal is going ahead.

Bologna will receive €20m, plus €3m add ons, while personal terms have also been agreed upon.

Tomiyasu will undergo medical now before an official announcement is made this evening.

Tomiyasu, who made his first appearance of the season for Bologna on Saturday, as a late sub, had been interesting Tottenham.

Spurs had made enquiries for the defender, who can play at right-back or centre-back.

And late last week Mike McGrath of the Daily Telegraph said it “remains possible” that Tomiyasu could join Tottenham before the transfer deadline.

McGrath claimed that the reason previous talks between the two clubs stalled was a disagreement over the structure of a £17m deal.

But things never broke down entirely and Tomiyasu remained on Tottenham’s radar.

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