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Manchester United Leading Transfer Chase To Sign Kieran Trippier From Atletico Madrid

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Manchester United Leading Transfer Chase To Sign Kieran Trippier From Atletico Madrid

Kieran Trippier is set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer with Manchester United reportedly leading the chase to sign the right-back.

Despite Trippier's successful two-year spell in Spain, which could end in a Liga title triumph this season as Atletico lead Real Madrid by two points going into the last round of games, it's being reported that the 30-year-old is keen on a return to the Premier League.

As Trippier's contract ends in 2022, Atletico could face a choice between selling the England international this summer or losing him for no fee a year later - and, according to The Athletic, Manchester United are leading the interested clubs.

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The Old Trafford club want competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back and apparently considered a move for Trippier in January.

They remain interested this summer, but will face competition. Everton also have Trippier on their radar, while Paris Saint-Germain - managed by the defender's former coach from his Tottenham days, Mauricio Pochettino - are another admirer.

However David Ornstein reports that the player is keen to bring his family back to the UK, which would seem to rule out a potential move to PSG.

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This is also the reason why the player is not currently believed to wish to stay at Atletico, despite his success under Diego Simeone and the club offering him a new contract.

Trippier - who scored the free-kick that briefly put England 1-0 up in their 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia - has played 67 times for Atletico in two years. This despite a 10-week ban after he allegedly passed on information about his move to the club to his friends, who then placed bets on his transfer.

The full-back has been a part of Atletico's first-choice team this season as they have risen to the top of the table in a tight La Liga contest.

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If Atletico beat Valladolid in the final game of the season, they will be crowned champions in Spain.

However if the rumours are to be believed, it could be Trippier's last game for the club if he opts not to sign a new contract and Atletico find a willing buyer this summer.

All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Kieran Trippier, Premier League

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