Spurs eye a move for Trippier

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Mauricio Pochettino looks set to start the summer raid on Turf Moor as he plans to trigger the £3.5 million release clause in Burnley right back Kieran Trippier's contract according to The Telegraph.

Spurs have doubts over the long-term fitness of Kyle Walker and Pochettino feels that Trippier's attacking ability and solid defensive form make him a good candidate to challenge the full backs currently at Spurs.

Trippier looks almost certain to leave Burnley this summer, as the 24-year old has attracted attention from the Premier League's top sides with a series of strong performances, despite his side’s relegation to the Championship.

The defender played all 38 games for his side and helped the team to keep 10 clean sheets, whilst at the other end he whipped in an average of almost seven crosses per match, notching up four assists.

Liverpool are also thought to be interested in the Englishman, after Glen Johnson announced he would be departing Anfield this summer, leaving them short on fullbacks. However, any move could be scuppered by talks over the future of Brendan Rodgers, which will halt Liverpool's early dealings in the transfer market. 

This shouldn't affect their chase for Trippier's teammate Danny Ings though, as they remain firm favourites to secure the striker's services for around £6.5 million. 

Manchester City will also be keeping a keen eye on proceedings with Trippier, as they stand to gain 40% of any transfer fee via a sell-on clause agreed when they sold the right back to Burnley for £450,000 in 2012, which would see them gain over £1 million from his move this summer.

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