TOTTENHAM are reportedly set to miss out on the signing of Lyon defender Joachim Andersen as Crystal Palace eye the former Fulham loanee.
Andersen, 25, spent the 2020-21 season with the Cottagers and impressed under Scott Parker despite the west London outfit eventually being relegated back down to the Championship.
Andersen has attracted interest from Palace as well as SpursCredit: Getty
He then went to Euro 2020 with Denmark and continued his good form, playing a role off the bench for his country as they reached the semi-finals of the tournament.
New boss Patrick Vieira is looking to add to his defence following the departure of Patrick van Aanholt and failure to pen centre-back Gary Cahill down to a new deal.
The Eagles have already acquired Chelsea man Marc Guehi in the summer transfer window and Andersen would be another stellar addition to their squad as they look to move on from the tenure of Roy Hodgson.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are thought to be turning their attention elsewhere as they lose interest in Andersen.
They now have their sights firmly set on Juventus centre-half Cristian Romero, who spent last season on loan at Atalanta.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are also vying to acquire Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Spurs are keen to bolster their back line as Belgian Toby Alderweireld looks set to leave after six years at the club.
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The Dane impressed for Fulham in the 2020-21 campaign and then also at Euro 2020Credit: Getty
The Lilywhites have accepted an offer of £13million from Qatari side Al-Duhail.
Spurs have given the defender the green light to leave, with the defender now set to agree personal terms.
He will then fly to the Middle East to complete a medical as he brings to a close to his time at Spurs following his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2015.
Alderweireld, who helped Belgium to the quarter-finals of the Euros before losing to eventual winners Italy, made 35 appearances last season.
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