Kieran Trippier
Tottenham have made the first move to sign Burnley defender Kieran Trippier (L), who is also a target for Liverpool and SouthamptonGetty

Tottenham have reportedly made the first move to sign Burnley defender Kieran Trippier, who has a £3.5m release clause in his contract and has attracted interest from various Premier League clubs.

According to the Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing a top quality right-back to challenge Kyle Walker, and is aware that Spurs need an adequate backup due to the England international's persistent injury troubles.

Walker missed most of last season due to multiple injury troubles, and the Argentine manager had to use Eric Dier, who is primarily a center-back in the full back position.

The former Southampton manager is keen to strengthen his back line ahead of next season and has targeted the Clarets star, who has a £3.5m release clause in his current deal with the club.

Apart from the north London club, Premier League rivals Liverpool and Southampton are also interested in signing the Burnley defender, with the Reds looking for a replacement for Glen Johnson, who has been released following the expiry of his contract.

Sean Dyche's team were relegated from the Premier League after a season in the top flight and have already lost top scorer Danny Ings, who agreed to move to Liverpool following the expiry of his contract with the club.

The 24-year-old defender was impressive for the Turf Moor outfit last season, showing a great balance between defence and attack, making him an exciting prospect for the Premier League big guns.

Trippier joined Burnley from the Manchester City academy 2012 for a fee of around £450,000, and the deposed Premier League champions are set to make around £1.2m if one of the interested clubs meet the players release clause in the summer due to a sell-on clause in his contract.