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Juventus eye Trippier as potential Cancelo replacement

Juventus are eyeing a move for Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier as a potential replacement for Joao Cancelo.

Portuguese international Cancelo is tipped to leave the Italian champions this summer, with Manchester City having been strongly linked with a move for the 25-year-old, while Manchester United are also believed to hold an interest.

Should Cancelo depart the Turin side this summer, the Times are reporting that the Italian champions will launch a £30m move to sign Spurs right-back Tripper.

The report says that Juventus are interested in securing a deal for the England international, who has also been linked with Serie A rivals Napoli.

The 28-year-old has been with Spurs since joining in a £3.5m deal from Burnley in 2015 and has since made over 100 appearances for the club.

There has been speculation that Tripper could be one of several first-team stars allowed to leave the club this summer, as Mauricio Pochettino plots a rebuild of the Champions League finalists.

The full-back recently lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad following a below-par run of form, and despite being a regular last season could be deemed surplus to requirements ahead of the new campaign.

Should Trippier leave, he would become the second British player to sign for the Serie A winners this summer, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey having already joined the club on a free transfer from Arsenal.

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