Tottenham's hopes of selling Kieran Trippier to Napoli appear to be over after Italians sign younger, cheaper alternative

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur is seen during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in...

The Tottenhan Hotspur right-back has been strongly linked with a move to Napoli.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur recast during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Any hope Tottenham Hotspur had of selling Kieran Trippier to Napoli this summer appears to be over.

The Italian side have been strongly linked with a move for Trippier and, according to The Independent, were confident of concluding a £25 million transfer for the Tottenham right-back.

 

The Sun claimed recently, however - via a 'Napoli source' - that the club would instead be pursuing younger alternatives.

And not only have the Neapolitans done that, they also appear to have saved themselves some euros in the process - bringing in the 25-year-old Empoli right-back, Giovanni Di Lorenzo for £8.6 million (Transfermarkt).

Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Empoli FC celebrates the victory after the Serie A match between Empoli and SSC Napoli at Stadio Carlo Castellani on April 3, 2019 in Empoli, Italy.

Trippier was one of the stand-outs as England reached last summer's World Cup semi-finals, but by his own admission experienced an underwhelming 2018/19 season.

According to The Sun, however, Tottenham are still likely to ask for £40 million to sell him this summer, nonetheless.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park on August 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham's options in Tripper's position also include Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters, although other right-backs, including the Crystal Palace youngster, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (The Sun), have been linked with Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Will Trippier still be a Spurs player next season?

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