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The London Evening Standard has reported that Joachim Andersen wants to stay in the Premier League amid reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Tottenham are interested in signing Andersen from Lyon in the summer transfer window, according to a report in The London Evening Standard today.

The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Tottenham are in pole position to sign the defender, but North London rivals Arsenal are also keen on the Denmark international.

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The 24-year-old joined Fulham on loan from Lyon last summer and is scheduled to return to his parent club at the end of the season.

Lyon will reportedly sell the defender for £20 million, and Fulham will not be able to sign him on a permanent contract, having been relegated to the Championship.

Andersen has done well for the Cottagers and has shown that he can hold his own in the Premier League.

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The 24-year-old has scored one goal and provided one assist in 29 Premier League games for Fulham this season.

Spurs have as many as five senior central defenders, but that Jose Mourinho could not settle on a first-choice pairing shows that there is work to be done in that department.

For £20 million, Andersen would not be a bad signing for Spurs at all, but it is likely that Tottenham will have to sell one or two of their current centre-backs.

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