Arsenal are reportedly targeting Kieran Trippier as a right-back in the pursuit for a new player. As he finishes his Spanish contract, the England international will be looking for a return to the Premier League. However, Manchester United is his preferred choice.
Atletico was not interested in the Red Devils’ initial discussions earlier in the window.
United believe that Trippier’s deal could still be reached in the upcoming window.
Trippier is understood to want to join United, but until an agreement has been reached between the clubs, Trippier will remain put.
Atletico is looking to recover the PS20million that Tottenham paid in 2019 for the signing of the full-back.
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The decision will be made by the 30 year-old if Arsenal want to meet Atletico’s valuation.
United is likely to increase their pursuit of this player by expressing interest in Arsenal.
Although they had previously taken a more relaxed approach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign Trippier as his fourth summer signing.
Trippier is expected to provide Aaron Wan Bissaka with healthy competition at right-back and United with an attacking threat moving forward.
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Solskjaer is willing to switch formations and can play wingback.
Arsenal has spent large amounts of their transfer budgets on Ben White, so there is potential for limited funds.
There is speculation that the Gunners may also be interested in Bernardo Silva from Manchester City, after Guardiola asked for his departure.
His estimated cost is upwards of PS40million, so it is now up to Edu whether or not any deal will be financially feasible.
Publiated at Sun, 8 Aug 2021 08:07:40 +0000