Newcastle United and West Ham have reportedly approached Bologna for defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who was also linked with Roma and Napoli.
The Japan international plays primarily as a right-back, but can also work in central defence or even as a defensive midfielder.
He was signed from Belgian side VV Sint-Truiden last year for €9m and made a good impact in Serie A, scoring one goal and providing three assists in 29 games.
According to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper, Tomiyasu is about to spark a bidding war with the introduction of two Premier League sides.
Newcastle and West Ham are both interested in the 21-year-old, whose price-tag has now practically doubled.
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