Napoli have slipped ahead of Serie A rivals Juventus in the chase for Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that Carlo Ancelotti is currently winning out over Maurizio Sarri in the battle of the former Chelsea managers chasing Trippier, and has already opened talks with Tottenham.
The report says that Trippier is valued at £25 million by Tottenham, and Daniel Levy is willing to sell the 28-year-old after a disappointing season.
While Napoli are in pole position, the report also claims that Juventus are keen because Joao Cancelo may be leaving a spot free at right back by moving to Premier League champions Manchester City.
There won’t be too many Tottenham fans gutted if Trippier did leave the club given the way his form dropped off a cliff after the World Cup.
And getting £25 million for a player who is 28 would be decent business for Tottenham – although how well the club replaces him will add context to that.
Trippier’s departure could give Kyle Walker-Peters his long-awaited opportunity at right back – the Englishman is more than capable of usurping Serge Aurier.
Or Spurs could dip into the market, although £25 million may not get the club too far in terms of a full back with his best years ahead of him, given the way City inflated the market when they signed Kyle Walker back in 2017.