Tottenham Hotspur have held several meetings with the representatives of Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen, according to reports in the player’s native Denmark.
Earlier this week, we relayed a story suggesting Spurs are considering a move for Andersen amid ongoing uncertainty around Toby Alderweireld’s future.
The Star, citing reports from Italy, claims Tottenham now have a free run at Andersen after Arsenal pulled out of a move for the centre-back.
And Danish outlet BT believes there has been plenty of contact between Spurs and Andersen ahead of a possible transfer this summer.
The Londoners are likely to be in need of a new centre-back if Alderweireld’s £25 million release clause is triggered.
Andersen is yet to make an appearance for the Danish national team and has not travelled to the Under-21 Euro Championships due to injury.
But the 23-year-old is expected to leave Sampdoria this summer having emerged as one of the best young defenders in Serie A.
Whether Tottenham will want to sign Andersen or a more experienced replacement for Alderweireld remains to be seen.