AS report that Valencia are in talks with Lyon over Danish defender Joachim Andersen.

With Gabriel Paulista and Eliaquim Mangala injured, head coach Javi Gracia needs reinforcements in defence. Lyon would be willing to loan Andersen. This season he played the first three games in Ligue 1, although he has lost his place in the last two games.

In the 2019/20 campaign, he played 18 games in the French league and the six in the group stage of the Champions League. Lyon paid Sampdoria €24m last summer for his services. His salary is around €2m, an acceptable figure for the Primera club.