By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have fielded interest in three of their defenders with Aston Villa targeting two of them, according to reports.
The Mail claim Inter Milan have expressed interest in centre-back Jan Vertonghen and Villa have made an approach for right-back Kieran Trippier.
The Telegraph report that Villa have also identified fringe player DeAndre Yedlin as one of two key targets to fill their problem right-back position.
Yedlin would appear the most likely of the defensive trio 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 omitted from the squad for last Saturday’s opening-weekend 1-1 draw against Everton.
Trippier was also left out of the matchday 18 to face the Merseysiders, while key man Vertonghen started in central defence after recovering from ankle ligament damage sustained at Euro 2016.
However, 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.
It has been reported that both Derby and Hull have already submitted bids for the USA international.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are working to seal a deal worth £6.6million by Saturday.