Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted he is looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier when the transfer window opens.
Trippier has endured a difficult season after sparkling at the World Cup with England and is reportedly free to leave at the end of the current campaign.
Even by his own admission, the 28-year-old has had a below-par season and Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly planning a big reshuffle of his squad.
Serie A side Napoli have been the club who have expressed the most interest in luring Trippier away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the England star’s wife was reportedly spotted in Naples looking for schools in the area.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has now hinted a concrete move could be made for the defender in the summer.
“I don’t like talking about players who are elsewhere,” the former Chelsea manager said.
“Trippier’s wife may well be here because it’s a beautiful city to visit.
“There are players we are evaluating, but there are negotiations, players who might not want to move, etc. There are players we are interested in and that’s all I’ll say.”
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Ancellotti also expressed his happiness that his former keeper Iker Casillas is recovering well following his heart attack last week.
He said: “It went well for him, all things considered, and we are all very happy about that. I worked with him for two years and he lifted every trophy I won [with Real] Madrid.
“He might not be able to keep playing, but he has given so much to the sport and can now enjoy a different lifestyle.”