Arsenal have made an approach for Manchester United target Kieran Tripper with Hector Bellerin’s future in doubt.
The Atletico Madrid right-back, who used to play for the club’s bitter rivals Tottenham, is reportedly keen on a move back to the Premier League.
Trippier is wanted by Arsenal to replace Bellerin this summer The Sun claim the Gunners have opened negotiations with Atletico over a possible deal, with United unable to agree a suitable fee to date.
It’s understood the LaLiga outfit want £34million to part with Trippier, who has two years left on his current contract at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Gunners have identified Trippier as a possible replacement for Bellerin, who looks likely to depart the Emirates this summer.
Inter Milan want to sign the 26-year-old, who talkSPORT understands is open to moving abroad in the near future.
Trippier provided six assists in 28 games for Atletico in LaLiga last season, as they won their first league title since 2014.
Trippier helped Atletico beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to the LaLiga title last season Former Premier League centre-forward Charlie Austin recently criticised Wan-Bissaka for his inability to defend, and called on Manchester United to go all out to sign Trippier this summer.
“Although Manchester United have signed [Raphael] Varane, their biggest problem is they need a right-back,” the QPR striker – who scored a recent 4-2 pre-season win over United – told talkSPORT.
“Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not up to the [required] quality. We played them the other day, and I know it was only a pre-season friendly, but they need to go all out for Kieran Trippier.
“That’s who they’re crying out for. He [Wan-Bissaka] can’t defend!”