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.
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"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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