Report: Tottenham 'closing in' on signing Kieran Trippier despite Liverpool interest

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Tottenham are reportedly close to signing Burnley defender Kieran Trippier.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign Burnley defender Kieran Trippier in a £3.5m deal, beating off competition from a host of Premier League rivals.

Spurs have already landed one defender this summer having snapped up Austrian Kevin Wimmer from German side Koln, but now manager Mauricio Pochettino appears to be moving in for another.

Right back Trippier, 24, came up through the ranks at Manchester City but having found his path to the first team blocked, he left the Etihad Stadium for Burnley in 2011, initially on loan before completing a permanent move to Turf Moor.

Since then, Trippier has been an ever-present in the Clarets side, playing a key role under Sean Dyche in their promotion-winning 2013-14 campaign, though he could now be available after the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The Daily Mail report that Bournemouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton and West Ham are all interested in signing Trippier - but the player will instead be heading to Tottenham.

The report states that talks are now at an 'advanced stage' as Trippier nears a move to Tottenham, with Spurs believing that they have beaten off competition from their Premier League rivals.

The former England Under-21 international would then compete with Kyle Walker for the right back spot in Pochettino's first team, with United States international DeAndre Yedlin likely to be loaned out if Trippier does arrive.

At just £3.5m, Trippier could be a bargain for Spurs, who have seen young English players such as Danny Rose, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane thrive under Pochettino - and they will now be hoping that Trippier can follow suit.

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