The Championship club have made an enquiry for the Tottenham right-back.
Tottenham's Kieran Trippier
Roberto Di Matteo may have the likes of Alan Hutton, Micah Richards and Leandro Bacuna available to him, but it appears that the Villans boss is less than convinced about any of the trio's capabilities to hold down the position as the club look to get back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo
Trippier boasts a huge amount of experience in the second tier, having helped Burnley get promoted in 2014, and demonstrated with the Clarets and subsequently, following his move to White Hart Lane, that he has the ability to compete against the best wingers the top flight has to offer, and is more than capable of contributing in advanced areas of the pitch also.
Despite his ability however, the 25-year-old made just six league appearances for Mauricio Pochettino's men last term as Kyle Walker continued to impress, so Di Matteo may be chancing his arm with an enquiry (via Express and Star) in the hope that the Spurs boss decides a temporary move away to get first-team football is the best thing for him currently.
Whether Tottenham actually accept the offer remains to be seen however. With a Champions League campaign on the horizon, Pochettino will surely want as much depth available to him as possible, and if he has any concerns about DeAndre Yedlin's ability - which could well be possible as the American spent last season on loan at Sunderland - it seems unlikely that he will be willing to let Trippier leave.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino