Atletico Madrid will only sell Kieran Trippier to Manchester United if his £35million release clause is triggered this summer.
That is according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo who claim Atletico aren’t looking to allow Trippier to be prized away cheaply in the transfer market, with reports suggesting the La Liga champions have already rejected United‘s initial offer of £10m.
It’s thought Ole Gunnar Solskjaer views Trippier as a signing that could offer competition to right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but the 30-year-old former Tottenham defender’s contract expires at Atletico in 2023, which means the Spanish side hold all of the aces.
It has been said that Atletico would only sell Trippier for a ‘super’ offer and these fresh details reaffirm those reports.
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In more transfer news, Sport1 claim United are ‘expected’ to make a bid for Bayern Munich’s winger Kingsley Coman after reportedly having failed in their advances for the 24-year-old last summer, when they offered a deal in wages worth £6.8m per year.
It’s suggested that new Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann is aware of United’s interest in Coman and it’s said he could be available for around £42m, which could make him a cheaper alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho if that deal falls through again.
United’s supposed interest in Coman could just be a tactic to increase the pressure on Dortmund to sell Sancho, though.