Tottenham begin talks over signing of 22-year-old, potentially first addition in three windows

Tottenham Hotspur have held talks with Sampdoria vice-president Antonio Romei in London over a possible £22m deal to sign defender Joachim Andersen, based on reports from Italy by Calciomercato.

Having failed to secure any new signings in the last two transfer windows, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will be expected to spend a little bit more in the transfer market this summer as the club looks to enhance its development over the past few years.

Signing a defender is likely to be a priority for Mauricio Pochettino with Toby Alderweireld still uncertain to stay and it looks as though Andersen has been identified as a possible replacement for the Belgium star.

Tottenham have now stepped-up their chase of the defender with CalcioMercato claiming that Sampdoria vice-president Antonio Romei and club lawyer Paolo Busardo travelled to London for talks with Spurs officials on Wednesday.

The Italian outlet is reporting that Tottenham are looking to seal a deal which would cost around £22m with Juventus and Inter Milan also chasing Andersen.