Fulham open talks with Lyon for Danish defender Joachim Andersen as Scott Parker looks to shore up leaky defence before the transfer window shuts
- Fulham have opened talks with Lyon over Danish defender Joachim Andersen
- The 24-year-old has attracted interest from Italy but wants to move to England
- Scott Parker is looking for defensive options to shore up his leaky back four
- Transfer deadline live: Follow all the last minute deals before the window shuts
Fulham have opened discussions with Lyon over a deal for Danish defender Joachim Andersen.
Manager Scott Parker wants two new centre backs before the transfer window closes and staff have been working through an extensive list of targets.
Andersen, 24, has been the subject of interest from clubs in Italy but would prefer a move to the Premier League if a deal can be agreed with Lyon.
Fulham are in talks with Lyon over a deal for Danish defender Joachim Andersen (right)
Scott Parker is in desperate need of defensive additions before the transfer window shuts
Fulham have asked about an initial loan and talks will continue today. Fulham remain in discussions with Barcelona for Jean-Clair Todibo but face competition from Bologna. PSV Eindhoven defender Timo Baumgartl has also been discussed on loan while Sampdoria’s Omar Colley remains another option.
Fulham also want an extra body for their midfield and have been pushing for Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea but are also discussing 24-year old Mathias Normann from Rostov.
Meanwhile, Galatasaray want Jean-Michael Seri on loan.
The Cottagers are still in discussions with Barcelona over a move for Jean-Clair Todibo
Fulham’s transfer business has come under scrutiny after chief Tony Khan apologised to fans on Twitter following the club’s 3-0 loss to Aston Villa, revealing that the club had fallen short of signing defenders on a number of occasions.
Sportsmail understands that numerous Fulham players were angered by Khan’s comments, while Parker distanced himself from the remarks.
‘It’s not something I agree with, it’s not helpful from that sense but like I said that’s down to the owner and how he sees it,’ he said after the Villa defeat.
‘There’s one thing that I’m disappointed with and that’s how he’s actually apologising for the performance and that is something that I don’t agree with and he shouldn’t have.’
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