Report: Tottenham remain keen on signing Kieran Trippier despite Aston Villa interest

Tottenham are still pursuing Burnley right back Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham remain interested in signing Burnley defender Kieran Tripper as they look to bring in competition for Kyle Walker.

Spurs have already made one signing this summer, bringing Koln centre back Kevin Wimmer to North London - but it seems that manager Mauricio Pochettino hasn't quite finished trying to strengthen his defensive options just yet.

Despite having signed United States international DeAndre Yedlin last summer, Pochettino appears to be keen on a move for another right back, with Kyle Walker struggling through injury this past season.

Recent speculation from The Telegraph has suggested that Spurs are interested in signing former Manchester City youngster Trippier after Burnley's relegation to the Championship - only for the Daily Mail to note that Aston Villa have now joined the race for Trippier's signature as Tim Sherwood looks to strengthen his squad this summer.

Since then, the talk of Trippier's potential move to White Hart Lane has died down - but The Mirror suggest that Spurs remain interested in signing the 24-year-old despite interest from Villa and Liverpool.

The report states that Trippier has a £3.5m release clause in his Burnley contract, and Spurs are keen to take advantage of that by luring Trippier to North London this summer.

Competition may be hotting up for Trippier's signature after a promising season for Burnley - and given Walker's recent injury problems, he may well play on a regular basis for Tottenham, should he join them.

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