Trippier is still moving

Kieran Trippier, right-back at Atletico Madrid, believes that his dream of moving to Manchester United may have to wait until the last days of the transfer window.

The Red Devils have been in talks with Atleti about a move for the England international for a number of weeks now, although the two sides have so far not been able to reach an agreement on a fee.

Kieran Trippier was one of England’s heroes this summer / GES-Sportfoto / Getty Images

Diego Simeone has insisted he sees Trippier as a key member on his side when Atleti look set to defend their La Liga crown next season, but the former Tottenham man is said to be desperate to push to move back to the Premier League.

Trippier currently has only one year left on his deal in the Spanish capital – a scenario that usually sees the club desperately wanting to download their man – but Los Rojiblancos have the option to extend their contract for another 12 months, which means they are under no pressure to cut ribbons.

As such, the Spanish champions are reluctant to sell their first-back at just under £ 30 million – a value that United refuse to face.

With talks appearing to be on a dead end, The Telegraph reports that Trippier has already agreed that he will not move to Old Trafford anytime soon as United will need to generate funds before they can sanction more new signings.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already secured two arrivals for tents this summer and is splashing around £ 120 million on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

Sunshine may have to wait to get her husband / Henry Browne / Getty Images

Given their huge outlay already this transfer window, the chance that United will bow to Atleti’s demands seems increasingly unlikely if they can not make money on sales.

One man whose resignation would definitely free up money would be Paul Pogba. The Frenchman is said to be available for as little as £ 50 million after rejecting United’s latest contract offer, and with Paris Saint-Germain waiting in the wings, it could be that Pogba’s exit paves the way for Trippier’s move to Old Trafford.

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