La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are playing hardball with Manchester United over the signing of Kieran Trippier, reports claim.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted the former Tottenham Hotspur right-back this summer to give him a different option from the right flank, like he did on the left last summer with the signing of Alex Telles to provide cover as well as competition for Luke Shaw.
The Sun claim Manchester United are ready to pay around £18m for the England international, aged 30, but Atletico Madrid are playing hardball over the potential swoop. Manager Diego Simeone is in no rush to sell the player but must speak with him upon return from his holiday after Euro 2020.
It is understood that Atleti are still waiting to hear directly from Trippier and he may need to force the issue if he is to get his dream move back to the Premier League after two memorable years in Spain.
Trippier has made 68 appearances for the La Liga champs since his switch in 2019.
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