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Tottenham rivalled by Bayern and Milan in race for Radu Dragusin

Tottenham must act fast to finalise a transfer for Radu Dragusin as European heavyweights AC Milan and Bayern Munich have joined the race for the Genoa youngster.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the north London club are the front-runners to snap up the highly-rated centre-back this January, but they are yet to reach an agreement with Genoa.

A fresh bid from Tottenham would seal the deal, with the Italian mid-table club demanding at least €20 million to sanction a potential deal.

Dragusin has been one of the standout performers for Genoa this season. He has been a mainstay in Genoa’s backline, featuring in all 19 games.

The 21-year-old has notched two goals and an assist, created one big chance and helped Genoa keep three clean sheets in the Italian top flight.

The towering centre-half has won an astonishing 70% of his aerial duels and 62% of his ground battles, emerging as a well-rounded defender and a force to be reckoned with.

Dragusin would add steel and solidity to Tottenham’s backline, particularly with Cristian Romero set for an extended spell on the sidelines while Micky van de Ven returns to the fold.

The Romanian defender would also be a like-for-like replacement for Eric Dier, who has fallen out of favour at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season.

Bayern are reportedly interested in taking the Englishman off Tottenham’s hands, but they also represent a threat to Spurs’ deal for Dragusin.

Tottenham will also need to watch out for Milan, who have already attempted a deal for Dragusin as they look to patch up a backline decimated by injuries.

The Rossoneri reached out to Genoa, proposing a potential swap deal that would see Italian striker Lorenzo Colombo move in the opposite direction. But they are yet to formalise their interest in Dragusin.

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