Man Utd ‘end interest’ in Trippier and ‘put away cheque book’

Joe Williams
Kieran Trippier Man Utd

Man Utd have cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier and there’s unlikely to be any more signings this summer, according to reports.

The Red Devils have already brought in Tom Heaton on a free transfer and Jadon Sancho in  a deal worth £73m from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is also set to complete a move to Old Trafford this week after Man Utd agreed a £35m transfer fee.

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There had been speculation that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would still like to bring in a right-back to increase competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and a central midfielder.

England international Trippier has been linked throughout the summer but Man Utd and Atletico Madrid were so far apart in terms of valuation that a deal never looked likely.

It was rumoured that Man Utd made a cheeky £10m offer for Trippier earlier in the summer but that Atletico were looking for a fee closer to £35m.

And now the Daily Mirror claims that the Red Devils ‘have ended their interest in’ Trippier ‘and put away their cheque book for this summer’.

Once the Varane signing is confirmed, Solskjaer will be ‘happy with his transfer business’ this summer with the Man Utd boss deciding ‘he does not need anyone else and has ruled out making an offer to Atletico Madrid for Trippier’.

The report adds that ‘Diogo Dalot’s re-emergence gives him the depth he wants at right-back’ after Portugal international impressed him in recent training sessions.

Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic thinks Man Utd took a “step forward” last season but insists Solskjaer’s squad now need to start winning things.

“I think we made a step forward,” Matic told Man Utd’s official website. “As you know, we didn’t win the Europa League at the end, but I think we made a step forward and the team is improving.

“This season we have to challenge for every trophy and finally to win something, because we need that one trophy. After that we hope it will be easier, the team needs to feel that [winning] energy and I’m happy how everything has been going.

“The most important thing is everyone can see that we are improving and that we play better and better, and especially now we have such a good squad. In every position we have two or three top-class players. Everyone needs to be positive and the target for us this season needs to be a trophy.”