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Crystal Palace in talks to sign Lyon’s Joachim Andersen

Sun 25 July 2021 | 12:09

The Danish defender has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park in recent weeks.

Joachim Andersen

joined Fulham on a loan deal from Lyon last summer. Despite the Cottagers’ relegation to the Championship, the 25-year-old displayed impressive form in his performances for Scott Parker’s side. Having returned to Lyon for their pre-season campaign, the Danish center-back has been linked with a move back to England’s top-flight.

According to

Sky Sports

, Crystal Palace are in talks with Lyon to reach an agreement over a fee, but both parties are convinced the transfer will be completed in the coming days. Palace are trying to conclude a deal as soon as possible, knowing that Tottenham are also interested in signing the 25-year-old. According to

Standard Sport

, Andersen will cost an initial €22million, with €5million in add-ons to follow.

Palace are keen to bolster their backline ahead of their upcoming campaign under

Patrick Vieira

. Having completed the signing of

Marc Guehi

from Chelsea, the Eagles continue the negotiations to extend

Gary Cahill

’s contract ahead of the next season.

Vieira’s side defeated

Ipswich Town

in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. The Eagles will start their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a match against Chelsea on August 14.

 


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