Tottenham have begun talks over a deal for Sampdoria central defender Joachim Andersen in January.

According to Secolo XIX, via Inter News, Sampdoria’s CEO has travelled to England to speak with Arsenal and Tottenham over a potential deal for Andersen.

The report claims that Inter Milan are the favourites to land Andersen at this time, but Spurs are still in with a chance of landing the Swedish defender.

Andersen has started all 12 of Sampdoria’s Serie A games this season and impressed at the back for the Italian outfit.

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He joined Sampdoria at the start of last season from Dutch side FC Twente, where he made 49 first-team appearances.

Secolo XIX claim that Tottenham would need to pay a significant fee, with Sampdoria looking for a substantial profit on the €1.5m they paid Twente for his services.

The 22-year-old has not yet been capped by Denmark at senior level, but has appeared 14 times for the under-21 team.