Man Utd 'block Diogo Dalot's transfer to Dortmund after Atletico Madrid reject their £18m Kieran Trippier bid'

MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly had an £18million offer rejected by Atletico Madrid for Kieran Trippier which blocked Diogo Dalot's switch to Borussia Dortmund.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been keen to bring in a new right-back to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a starting spot.

Former Tottenham defender Trippier was understood to be the Red Devils' first choice, with the player keen to make the switch to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile Portuguese full-back Dalot was in talks with Bundesliga giants BVB over an initial loan switch.

However United would have only allowed Dalot to depart if they managed to sign a replacement for him, with the club letting Brandon Williams join Norwich.

And according to Sport1 reporter Patrick Berger, United failed in a late move to bring Trippier back to England after two years in Spain.

He tweeted on deadline day: "Diogo Dalot will NOT join Borussia Dortmund as Manchester United can’t find a right-back replacement.

"Understand Atletico Madrid turned down a €21m [£18m] bid from Man Utd for Kieran Trippier.


"The Englishman will now definitely stay in Spain. No move in this transfer window!"

Trippier has featured in all of Atletico's three LaLiga games this term – coming on as a substitute in the first two games before starting against Villarreal.

Meanwhile Dalot has appeared just once for United in their opening three Premier League matches with Wan-Bissaka starting every fixture.

He came on as a 93rd minute substitute in the 1-0 win against Wolves on Sunday – his first outing in the top-flight since February 2020.

Dalot has been limited to substitute cameos in each of his last Premier League games, with his appearances totalling just seven minutes.

Since his £19m switch from Porto in 2018, the ex-AC Milan loanee has been limited to just 36 matches, scoring once.

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