Tottenham reject first offer for defender, who fancies Man Utd transfer

Date published: Tuesday 30th April 2019 11:40

Tottenham have rejected an offer from Napoli for England defender Kieran Trippier, according to a report in Italy.

Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has made an offer of between £15.5million and £17.3million for Trippier.

Trippier, who is likely to start against Ajax to night in the Champions League semi-final, first leg, has made 34 appearances this season and is currently first-choice for Mauricio Pochettino.

However, Pochettino has 22-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters emerging and has been tipped to listen to offers for 28-year-old Tripper with the Evening Standard claiming he will be one of 12 players axed this summer.

With the Daily Express claiming Tottenham are ready to move for Norwich City’s Max Aarons as a long-term replacement for Trippier.

Spurs though have rejected Napoli’s first offer for Trippier, who is under contract until 2022, and are, per the source, looking for £30million for the former Burnley man who was a £3.5million recruit in June 2015.

Apparently the former Man City youth product is interested in becoming one of only a few English players to chance their arm in Serie A.

However, Trippier is said to prefer a move to Manchester United and is understood to be keen to see whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes knocking this summer.

United are looking for a new right-back with Matteo Darmian likely to be sold and Antonio Valencia leaving Old Trafford.

Trippier has struggled to replicate the form that saw him mentioned as one of the best players at last summer’s World Cup.

There were even questions over whether the Spurs full-back should be in the squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, with the player himself accepting things have not gone swimmingly this term.

“I could have done a lot better this season,” Trippier told talkSPORT. “I’ve picked up a lot of injuries.”

 

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