Manchester United 'have £10m opening bid for Kieran Trippier rejected'

Manchester United ‘try to get Kieran Trippier on the cheap with cheeky opening bid of just £10m – but Atletico Madrid insist they will only sell England right back if his release clause of £35m is met’

  • Manchester United have had their opening bid for Kieran Trippier turned down 
  • Atletico Madrid have told United they will need to meet his £35m release clause 
  • Trippier’s keen on joining United and said to be house searching in Manchester
  • United have also seen a bid for key target Jadon Sancho rebuffed by Dortmund 

Manchester United have reportedly had a cheeky offer of just £10million for Kieran Trippier rejected by Atletico Madrid – who paid double that for him two summers ago.

The England right-back is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s key targets this summer but United have been told they won’t be able to get him on the cheap and will have to offer significantly more if they want to sign Trippier.

Reports last week claimed that Trippier, who won LaLiga with Atletico last season, is keen on a move to United and is already house searching in Manchester in anticipation of joining them this summer.

England defender Kieran Trippier was the subject of a £10m offer from Manchester United

Trippier, who won LaLiga last season, can only leave Atletico Madrid if his release clause is met

However, Mundo Deportivo claim United’s opening offer fell way short of Atletico’s demands with the Spanish side telling the club Trippier can only leave if his £35m release clause is met.

The ball is now in United’s court but it is not yet clear if they will be willing to pay such a high fee for the 30-year-old defender and will likely try to drive the price down before making a new offer.

Solskjaer wanted to sign a new right-back to offer competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka but was also considering trying him out at centre-back if they can get a quality first-team player in his position.

The United boss is desperate to bolster his defence with a new centre-back to partner Harry Maguire also high up on his list.

It’s a blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who’s desperate to bolster defensive ranks this summer

United were also rebuffed by Borussia Dortmund in their first bid to sign winger Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is also one of their No 1 targets but United have also seen a low opening bid for him worth only £60m rejected, with the Bundesliga side demanding £80m for the England winger.

Talks are ongoing but all parties are wary of it turning into another saga with Dortmund wanting business tied up by July 23 when their squad comes together for pre-season camp.

Dortmund have an agreement with Sancho that he can leave once his valuation is met and United are the main contenders for his signature.  

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