Bologna confirm official AC Milan offer for Tomiyasu

Riccardo Bigon, Bologna’s sporting director, confirms that he has rejected an offer made by AC Milan for Takehiro Tomiyasu.

At this point AC Milan’s interest in Takehiro Tomiyasu, the flexible defender of Bologna, has become public. The Rossoneri have came forward for the Japanese talent but the Emilian club has not give the go-ahead.

The 21-year-old defender is considered an important player by the Rossoblu club, which would like a higher figure than that offered by Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara to sell him. Sporting director Riccardo Bigon openly talked on the subject at a press conference today.

For Tomiyasu we have refused offers because he is important to us and because we believe he can have a higher rating than that proposed by AC Milan. I think he will remain“.

According to reports, Bologna value Takehiro Tomiyasu at 25 million euros. The first Rossoneri offer was around 15 million but there is the possibility of a raise in the next few hours. The distance between the parties is large and therefore it will not be easy to reach an agreement.

AC Milan also have other options to reinforce their defense but appreciate the profile of Tomiyasu a lot because he has experience in Serie A and can play both as central and right-back. His tactical flexibility is another very positive factor.

READ MORE: AC Milan to postpone signing of top CB