Tottenham Hotspur target Joachim Andersen is reportedly Arsenal’s priority

Joachim Andersen of UC Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on April 20, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur and Unai Emery’s Arsenal are reportedly interested in Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria.

Joachim Andersen of UC Sampdoria and Christian Kouame of Genoa CFC during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Genoa CFC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 14, 2019 in Genoa, Italy.

Earlier this month, Tuttomercatoweb.com claimed of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal’s interest in signing Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria in the summer transfer window.

It was reported that Tottenham are ready to pay €25 million (£22.23m) as transfer fee for the 23-year-old central defender, while Arsenal are claimed to willing to cough up €45m (£40.01m) for Andersen and his Sampdoria teammate and 25-year-old attacking midfielder Dennis Praet.

The Mirror has now claimed that Arsenal are now stepping up their interest in the Danish defender.

It has been reported that Arsenal manager Unai Emery has made 20-year-old RB Leipzig central defender Dayot Upamecano and Andersen of Sampdoria priority signings in the summer transfer window.

According to WhoScored, Andersen made 32 appearances in Serie A for Sampdoria this season, proving one assist in the process.

Alejandro Berenguer (R) of Torino FC competes for the ball with Joachim Andersen of UC Sampdoria during the Serie A match between Torino FC and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on...

Andersen is valued at between €20 million (£17.78m) and €30m (£26.68m) by the CIES Football Observatory.

While Tottenham will play in the Champions League next season, Arsenal will feature in the Europa League.

Joachim Andersen of UC Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on April 20, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

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