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West Ham, Newcastle target Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu

Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is attracting Premier League interest.

West Ham and Newcastle United have approached Bologna for Japan International Tomiyasu.

The Magpies are interested in signing the right-back as a potential replacement for DeAndre Yedlin, who could leave United this summer, while David Moyes is looking to sure up his defensive options for next season.

The 21-year-old's price has dramatically increased since his arrival from Belgian side VV Sint-Truiden last year for £8m.

According to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper, Tomiyasu is set to spark a bidding war between both clubs as they go head-to-head for the youngster's signature.

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