On deadline day, Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger stated Diogo Dalot wouldn’t be joining Borussia Dortmund because Manchester United failed to sign his replacement, Kieran Trippier.
Berger even reported Atlético Madrid ‘turned down a €21m bid’ from the Red Devils for the right-back.
These claims are relayed in today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo, who then provide additional information on this case.
It’s said the La Liga winners referred to the defender’s €40m release clause after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made an approach for the England international.
Despite the summer disappointment, the newspaper says United won’t give up in their chase for Trippier.
Mundo adds ‘Manchester United are expected to return to the fray’ for the 30-year-old in the winter market.
Atlético were successful in fending off United’s approach in the recently concluded window and whether they will be able to repeat it in January 2022 remains to be seen.