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Arsenal to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Japanese international defender Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna. The deal is already close to completion as the clubs have worked quickly to agree a deal ahead of the transfer deadline earlier today.

The Athletic initially reported the news that the Gunners were working on a deal for Tomiyasu for a reported £16m transfer fee plus bonuses.

With Hectory Bellerin poised to join Real Betis, Tomiyasu is being bought in to play at right-back but given his versatility, he can also feature at centre-back.

The Guardian report on similar lines, saying a deal has been agreed for the 22-year-old with the player expected to undergo a medical in Italy later today.

Sky Sports also report that a deal has been agreed between the sides and personal terms are not expected to be a problem between Arsenal and the player.

Tomiyasu has made 63 appearances for Bologna over two seasons, scoring three goals.