Saturday’s edition of Gazzetta della Sport isn’t exactly positive on Tottenham’s chances of securing Radu Dragusin quickly.

At a couple of points over the past week it had seemed like almost a matter of time before the Genoa player swapped Serie A for the Premier League.

Then Napoli edged into the situation and Genoa, perhaps buoyed by all the reports around the European media, decided to raise their asking price to €35m.

That was despite Dragusin’s talkative agent stating publicly that Genoa wanted less.

Gazzetta claim Tottenham ‘won’t do anything crazy’ to sign Dragusin and have ‘no intention’ of spending big money on an ‘alternative’.

By ‘alternative’, the Italian newspaper mean a squad player.

Napoli’s offer stands at €15m plus the permanent transfer of Leo Ostigard and loan of Alessandro Zanoli.

As far as Gazzetta have it, Genoa would prefer cash and are waiting for Tottenham’s offer. However, it’s also stated that offer is ‘unlikely to exceed €18-20m’.

That Spurs stance, of not wanting to overspend, is said to be why Napoli believe they can win.