By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham will hold crunch talks with Kieran Tripper about his future this week, according to a report.
The Mail claim that the right-back is due for discussions with club chiefs in the coming days after being left out of the matchday 18 for the opening two matches of the season.
It is said that Trippier, 25, is keen for more game time but Spurs are reluctant to allow both him and fellow reserve right-back DeAndre Yedlin to leave.
The Telegraph report that Aston Villa have identified Yedlin as one of two key targets to fill their problem right-back position.
Yedlin would appear the most likely of the defensive duo to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window cut-off as he was not part of the 24-man squad for the pre-season trip to Norway and was also omitted from the squad for the Premier League clashes against Everton and Crystal Palace.
Trippier is regarded as Kyle Walker’s deputy at right-back and made 19 appearances for Spurs last season following his move from Burnley.
Yedlin spent last season on loan at Sunderland, helping them to maintain their Premier League status, and is now believed to be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane.
In other Tottenham news, the club are working to seal a deal worth £6.6million.