Arsenal agree £19.8m deal for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu; Japan international has agreed personal terms and is undergoing medical; Hector Bellerin having Real Betis medical ahead of loan move with an option to buy; Reiss Nelson joins Dutch side Feyenoord on season-long loan deal.
Japan international Tomiyasu has agreed terms on a four-year contract plus the option of a fifth with Arsenal and is in the final stages of his medical examinations in Italy.
The 22-year-old can play both centre-back and right-back and had attracted interest from Tottenham earlier in the transfer window.
Tomiyasu has made 64 appearances for the Italian side and came on as a late substitute in Bologna’s 0-0 draw at Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday.
Arsenal had also been keen on signing Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, but the 22-year-old’s preference was to move to their north London rivals Spurs.
Tomiyasu’s potential arrival comes with Gunners right-back Bellerin having a medical in London ahead of a loan move to Real Betis with an option to buy.
The 26-year-old’s Arsenal contract expires in the summer of 2023 and he looks set to end his decade stay at the Emirates.
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