EPL Transfers: Lyon set asking price £25m for Andersen, Liverpool target De Paul is worth £35m

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Joachim Andersen available for £25m

Lyon have affixed £25m for their centre-back Joachim Andersen – currently on loan at Fulham, amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.

The Danish defender has featured regularly for the Cottagers, who are battling relegation this season.

Both Man Utd and Spurs are in the market for a centre-back with Andersen said to be a target.

The 24-year-old joined Les Gones in 2019 and was then loaned to Fulham last October.

Lyon are ready to accept a fee of £25m for the Dane and it has been reported that an anonymous Premier League has enquired about his transfer.

#thfc are monitoring Fulham centre-back Joachim Andersen. | @TelegraphSport
— Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester are among the teams keeping a close eye on Joachim Andersen’s situation. Lyon are expected to agree in a deal worth around £25m, and have already had a serious enquiry from a Premier League club #mufc #mujournal

Rodrigo de Paul won’t be sold for any less than £35m, says his former boss

Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, who is subject to strong interests from Liverpool and Leeds United, will not be sold anywhere less than £35m, according to his former boss Cinello.

The Argentine playmaker has become one of the highly-rated midfielders in Europe after his performances stood out in Serie A over the last two seasons.

“We know his qualities. I trained him for two years. He’s at a great level, physically strong and has improved as a personality, which he lacked when he arrived.

“I have doubts he can go to an Italian team. In Italy, there are no clubs that can afford him. 

“Udinese will not lower the price, which starts at 40 million and maybe more.”

The 26-year-old has racked up 6 goals and 7 assists for an otherwise struggling Udinese this season.

Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, continues to favour a move to Leeds United if he leaves Italian side Udinese this summer, despite interest from Champions League last-16 side Atalanta. (Tutto Atalanta via Teamtalk) #LUFC
Rodrigo de Paul created 100+ chances in his last three seasons in Italy, only player in Europe to create 100+ chances in last 3 seasons are KDB, Messi and Bruno Fernandes. Made me realize that 50M for him isn’t bad. We should really consider it since we lack creativity.