Newcastle United takeover & transfer news: Bologna full-back eyed plus winger on Championship radar
The versatile defender, who can play centrally, on the right or in midfield, is being monitored by both the Magpies’ staff and Premier League rivals West Ham United.
Tomiyasu is just 21 but already has 18 caps for his country. Formerly of Sint-Truidense, Tomiyasu cost the Serie A outfit in the region of £7 million last summer.
Elsewhere, Jacob Murphy remains on the radar of Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday.
The winger spent last season on loan with the Owls, scoring nine goals in 24 starts.
And that seems to be enough to have convinced Wednesday boss Garry Monk of the player’s worth to his side.
He said: “You all know what I think of him, but he’s a Newcastle player and he’s doing his job.
"I’ll never shut the door or anything.
"There are parameters where we can compete and there are parameters where we can’t.”
Murphy, 25, looks set to be handed an opportunity to prove himself in the opening weeks of the season, having been out on loan for the last 18 months.
And, according to German publication BILD, RB Leipzig believe Crystal Palace’s valuation of former reported Newcastle United target Alexander Sørloth is unrealistic.
Norway international Sørloth spent the whole of last season on loan in Turkey at Trabzonspor having flopped in the Premier League under Roy Hodgson.
Leipzig are said to be considering Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic and Bruno Petkovic of Dinamo Zagreb as cheaper alternatives.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Record, Celtic have not given up hope of signing Newcastle target Ryan Fraser on a free contract.
And finally, the government has urged the Premier League to consider making more matches available to fans on TV.
Newcastle’s first three games are NOT set to be shown LIVE – raising piracy and legality concerns.
A Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport spokesman said: "It is for the Premier League and its broadcast partners to come to an agreement on screening matches, however we urge them to follow the spirit of Project Restart and listen to clubs' loyal fans and consider what can be achieved in the meantime."