The 24-year-old Andersen has loaned out with Craven Cottage this season despite Fulham’s relegation and is expected to return to the Lyon parents’ club before finally moving to a new club this summer.

Spurs are among those clubs interested in the £ 20million rated Danish international who is happy in London and wants to stay in the top division to join a club competing in Europe next season.

Spurs first followed Andersen when he played for Sampdoria, but solid talks are unlikely to take place until the end of the campaign.

Spurs’ interim head coach Ryan Mason, whose side will host Wolves on Sunday, has five center halves to choose from, but the club are committed to improving the position over the summer.

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The north London club will have to discharge players before joining the squad, but have expressed cautious optimism about their ability to recover from the pandemic. A statement earlier this week read: “As with many clubs, we have to recover from the significant loss of revenue. The new stadium paves the way for our progress – it will provide the income for investing in the first team. “

Mason’s side are battling to secure Europa League football next season but could qualify for the first Europa Conference League if they finish seventh.