By Wayne Veysey
Kieran Trippier is set to hold crunch talks with Mauricio Pochettino that will determine whether he stays at Tottenham, Football Insider understands.
The right-back has been the subject of interest from Serie A big hitters Juventus and Napoli this summer as well as Manchester United.
A source with knowledge of Trippier’s situation has told Football Insider that Napoli have cooled their interest, while United are on the verge of signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace in a deal worth £55million.
Juventus remain keen on Trippier, despite some suggestions to the contrary, and will soon be in need of a senior right-back as they are in talks to sell Joao Cancelo, their Portugal right-back, to Manchester City.
The Italian giants’ move for the England international is dependent upon them selling Cancelo, a deal that could go through in the next fortnight, and that would then push them to submit a major bid for the Spurs right-back.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has slapped a notional £50million price tag on Trippier, 28, who has a contract that runs until 2022 and extensive international, Premier League and Champions League experience.
The reality is that Tottenham would sell the defender for far less, closer to £35million, if add-ons are included in any deal.
Trippier is eager to know where he stands with Pochettino and what his future would be at Tottenham should he reject a move to Juventus or another English club.
He has made 113 appearances for Tottenham since signing from Burnley in the summer of 2015 for around £5million and has been the first choice right-back since Kyle Walker joined Manchester City two years ago.
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