Sources: Tottenham star to hold crunch talks with Pochettino as major bid imminent
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.
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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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