Genoa supremo Alberto Zangrillo has warned Tottenham Hotspur that his club do not need to sell Radu Dragusin and will not be forced into a deal they do not want.


Tottenham are pushing hard to sign the Romanian centre-back, who is also wanted by Serie A giants Napoli.


Spurs have yet to find an agreement on a fee, with Genoa sticking to their demands for a guaranteed €30m, but talks have resumed and are expected to continue over the weekend.




Dragusin is keen on joining Tottenham, but Genoa president Zangrillo insists his side will not be bullied when it comes to the defender’s future.


The supremo is clear that for Genoa, there is no pressing financial need to sell Dragusin, something which strengthens their position.



He told Sky Italia (via Tutto Mercato): “We are a big club and we are acting as such.


“Dragusin is a great player and a great guy who, thanks to this club, has been able to express himself at a high level.



“Our club will not be grabbed by the neck by anyone.


“We have no need to sell him and must behave in a healthy way in respect of our people”, Zangrillo added.


Tottenham have made Dragusin their priority defensive target for this month’s transfer window, with Ange Postecoglou having been clear about his desire for another centre-back.


Genoa though are determined to make sure if Dragusin does go then they drive a hard bargain.