Report: Bologna request €25 million for Tomiyasu, Milan also consider Real Madrid’s Nacho on a one-year loan deal

Takehiro Tomiyasu during Milan-Bologna at Stadio San Siro on July 18, 2020. (Jonathan Moscrop Sportimage)

Milan are looking for a defender and after missing out of Wesley Fofana, one of the goals now is Takehiro Tomiyasu, with Nacho being another alternative.

The management of the club, despite going ahead in recent days with the signing of Jens Petter Hauge, has never denied that they are interested in a center back before the end of the mercato.

Many names have been mentioned over the past weeks, including Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenković, Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer and Saint-Étienne’s Wesley Fofana. The latter in the last two days appeared to be a prime candidate however his name can be crossed off the list as Leicester have agreed a €40 million deal for him yesterday.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, after Fofana the second name on the list of Milan is Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu. The 21-year-old Japanese, who can also play as a right-back, is valued by Bologna at 25m, while Milan are currently willing to offer €15m plus €5m bonuses.

Another player Milan are interested in is Nacho of Real Madrid. A meeting has already taken place between the leaders of the Rossoneri and of Los Blancos and an idea could be having Nacho wearing Red and Black for one season on loan, with Real Madrid participating in paying the player’s salary.

Di Marzio also reports that Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot (21, right-back) is a target and in fact the club has already offered a loan with option to buy. The Red Devils want a permanent sale.

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Missing on signing fofana is a shame, just like missing on florentino luis. It’s ridiculous how epl clubs sign players for > 30 mil during this covid19 period while furloughing non playing staff at the same time. Anyone knows who the hell is ollie watkins who aston villa bought for £30mil? Looking on the bright side, romagnoli has just returned to training and with duarte and musacchio coming back, milan will soon have 5 centrebacks, which is more than enough for now. So IMO, signing a DM or midfield destroyer to alternate with kessie is a much more urgent requirement… Read more »


IDK about Florentino, Monaco signed for 2M loan with option for 19M or so. Well, the fact is that the deal cost them just above 20M, when the reports were saying that it was 40M. Most likely, it was just a rumor, just like one of the sources said that Juve were about to sign Chiesa for 20M loan for 2 years with obligation for 40M, when he has just 2 years left on his contract. Some of the reports don’t make sense so I guess we were never really interested in him. Although Florentino was apparently amazing, but he… Read more »

Forza M

Finances are different in EPL and seria A, it’s good our team has not forced non playing staff to leave their jobs, it’s better we helped all the ones we are having prior to covid. As far as signings are considered there is always a cost benefit analysis attached to it, if you buy high ,you will not get much more in terms of future sale because even the best of the defenders cost nearly 50-55M not including exceptions. So it’s good to get Ajer / takehiro in 15M so that in future they can raise upto 30-35M. For midfield,… Read more »


I don’t think we should’ve signed Florentino since we got Tonali to alternate with Kessié as a DM instead, and we need to sign players for many other positions (CB, RB, and a guy to be a starter replacing Castillejo for example) and don’t have an awful lot of money to spend. And about Ollie Watkins, he was a 2nd division player that did very well for Brentford, a team that almost made it to the Premier League, but Aston Villa REALLY overpaid for him, he’s not even a youngster, he’s like 24 I think, it was a really bad… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Hugo

In Transfermarkt it’s stated that this guy’s value is 18 mil around 20 mil can be considered a great deal. Moreover, he’s also capable of playing as RB, CB (he’s tall), and even DM (yes!). Those are all the areas needing more quality and depth, so buying one player that can cover them all is a very wise move.
I don’t know how he plays as DM, but as he’s originally a DF, we can expect a defensive-minded player. He could be a good emergency backup for Kessie.


It seems Celtic wants 30mil for Ajer, again a very unrealistic price for some one who has a market value of 4mil at the moment. Premier league teams + PSG really messed up the market with there overpaid transfers. Tomiyasu market value is 18mil so i gues up to 25mil is still kinda reasonable im just not sure how much he can improve does he really have a “high ceiling” as a player.


I actually like this idea but i see Tomiyasu more as a RB than as a CB but he can play in every position in defence even on the left because he possess true ambidexterity good team player and good work rate and competent in defence just lack abit of physicality other than that he has no weaknesses in his game its a good investment the + is that he is japanese good for marketing in Japan


And if Theo gets injuried then what? We have a back three formation in plan B? Our LB department will suffer at least until January when they will have to force buy someone to cover for Theo.

We desperately need an LB and CDM, someone who will cover for Kessie and Theo. For LB imo Mykolenko should be taken into consideration. He’s young, strong, skillful and can cover CB position as well. Sheva already proposed him to Maldini some time ago. Dunno about his price tag since they are on the verge of qualifying for CL.

Last edited 2 years ago by Ted

This guy if we get him is my wildcard signing. Under the radar he will hopefully transform himself into a starter and be a great buy. Just hope it’s for the right price.

Links with thauvin for 15m for the right wing. Hurry up and close the mercato with his signature! Would be a great addition

Elliot azzuri

Upamecano= 5 star (the real deal)
Fofona = 3 star ( could be great)
Milinkovic = 3.5 star ( expirence, almost at his full potential, we know what he can offer)
Ajer = 2.5 star ( decent defender, has played cl football, his league best defender. “But” league quality not the best)
Tomiyasu= 3 star( could be asia next big star, and serie a next most wanted man
Nastastic= 2.5 ( already at is limit, flop before but a decent player). Thank you


That is a really nice comparison. 5 stars for you 🙂

Elliot azzuri

Thanks mate