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Manchester United may still reach an approach to a goal they have admired all summer, but that depends on a previously unsuccessful signing that has been claimed.
Man Utd fans got an almighty boost when news emerged of a deal to be reached to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The club wasted some time turning their interest into tangible actions on a whirlwind Friday afternoon. However, a move may still be on the cards for another player who has been on their wish list all summer.
Kieran Trippier has been strongly associated with the Red Devils for the past few months. But they have made very little progress.
Atletico Madrid have insisted that every club must pay Trippier’s release clause. This would be a significant fee for a 30 year old, which is clearly not ideal.
However, there may be a development. Firstly, United are currently in talks with Borussia Dortmund about Diogo Dalot.
The latest on this front is that United have turned down a loan offer with the option to buy. They want something more concrete from the German side. In fact, a reliable source Fabrizio Romano claimed Man Utd ‘will only consider permanent trades or loans with obligations to buy’.
According to Sky Sports, if this comes, they will probably make one last attempt for Trippier.
In the second report on this story, WHICH has revealed Atletico are even looking at a new right-back goal.
They like Little defender Mehmet Zeki Celik. The 24-year-old has reportedly drawn their attention with his attacking intentions and his potential to improve.
Diego Simone has continued to insist that Trippier be part of his plans. But if they get Celik in the door, United could possibly investigate the Spanish side once again.
A serious offer can finally get a deal across the line. There are many dominoes that need to fall first before it can even be considered.
Man Utd in Cavani riddle
Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani and Manchester United may strike. Uruguay have indicated that the old striker will play in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Earlier this week, the Premier League confirmed that clubs had ‘reluctantly but unanimously’ decided not to release players for international matches which are played in countries with red list.
This is due to continued concern over the Covid 19 pandemic. But shortly after the announcement on Tuesday, Cavani seemed puzzled by the decision.
The 34-year-old posted a picture of the statement along with several question marks on his Instagram page.
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