Manchester United will reportedly look to Kieran Trippier to provide competition for first-choice Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.
The 30-year-old has just 18 months left on his deal at Atletico Madrid.
And United senior figures are closely monitoring his situation in Madrid as they put plans in place to snap him up on a bargain deal in the summer.
According to the Telegraph, United are long-term admirers of Kieran and will be on the shortlist when they look to strengthen the squad at the end of the season.
He has been a key part of Diego Simeone’s Los Rojiblancos side since making the £20 million move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2019.
The defender has been part of a defence that has conceded just two goals in their opening ten games with Atletico sitting at the top of La Liga.
United want Kieran to relieve the pressure on Wan-Bissaka with the Red Devils short of options in his position.
The former Crystal Palace ace has played in nine of ten league games this season and has started every UCL fixture.
And while Aaron is one of the best in the business in one-on-one situations, Kieran offers a greater threat in attack.