For the past week or so, Borussia Dortmund were named as the main contender to sign Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot.
Two days ago, we covered claims made by Bild that BVB and the Red Devils were in ‘intense negotiations’ for the full-back’s transfer on a loan deal with an option to buy.
Bild also stated the 22-year-old exit from Old Trafford was ‘almost agreed’, but the deal ‘isn’t yet fixed’.
Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger has taken to Twitter to state the Portugal international ‘will not’ join the Bundesliga side. That’s because Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side ‘can’t find’ a replacement for Dalot late in the window.
Diogo Dalot will NOT join Borussia Dortmund as Manchester United can’t find a right-back replacement. Understand Atlético Madrid turned down a €21m bid from #MUFC for Kieran Trippier. The Englishman will now definitely stay in Spain. No move in this transfer window! @SPORT1
— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) August 31, 2021
United were keen to sign Kieran Trippier, but Atlético Madrid were reluctant to let the England international return to the Premier League. According to Berger, the ex-Burnley man will ‘definitely stay in Spain’ after the La Liga side ‘turned down a €21m bid’ from the Red Devils.
Trippier staying at Atlético means it also rules out Dortmund’s chances of signing Dalot, who will be a backup for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at United this season.