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Man Utd considered bringing in Atletico star this month


Manchester United did discuss the possibility of landing Kieran Trippier in the ongoing transfer market before the FA handed out a ban to the Atletico Madrid defender, according to The Athletic.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in an experienced right-back as competition for first-choice Aaron Wan-Bissaka and the Red Devils have been looking at options.

Kieran has been mentioned as a target for United and the club believed that the Englishman could be prepared to switch back to the Premier League.

The speculation though has ended since the FA handed out a 10-week ban to the player for betting offences.

But it has been stated that Manchester United did hold talks about signing the full-back in January before the FA punishment.

The Premier League side explored a deal to sign the 30-year-old former Tottenham man as part of their plans for the ongoing transfer market.

There was a feeling that the full-back could have been convinced to return to England and Los Rojiblancos also indicated that they’d sell for a fee of £20m.

All the work meant nothing once the FA banned Kieran, but he has appealed against the punishment.

It remains to be seen whether the 20-times English champions look to revive the talks later in the month if the star manages to overturn the FA ban.

In other news, Manchester United’s out-of-favour centre-half Marcos Rojo is a potential transfer target for the La Liga outfit Elche, who are on the hunt for a new defender in the January window, according to Informacion.

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