Manchester United have potentially suffered a blow in their pursuit of Kieran Trippier as Atletico Madrid have made their star defender ‘untransferable’, according to reports.
The 30-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer but it has never been perceived as a priority for the club, as deals for Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho were completed swiftly.
It is expected that Manchester United will focus on outgoings following the arrivals of their top two targets but according to Marca, the club is continuing to ‘lurk in the background’ for Kieran Trippier.
The Spanish publication claims that Trippier remains a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but also that Atletico Madrid consider the player as ‘untransferable’.
Diego Simeone’s side are said to have valued the defender at €40m, a figure Manchester United are unwilling to meet considering they have Aaron Wan-Bissaka firmly as their first choice in the same position.
Furthermore, the La Liga champions are said to be ‘calm’ about the situation, with Trippier still having two years remaining on his current deal in Madrid.