ATLETICO MADRID could offer long-term Manchester United target Kieran Trippier in exchange for star leaving Anthony Martial, reports say.
The two teams will face off next year in the knockout stages of the Champions League, but they could find a way to help each other in January by swapping players.
Based on Eurosport, Atletico will ask the Red Devils which player they want to buy in exchange for Martial.
United have a long-standing interest in right-back Trippier and even tried to sign him in the summer following a successful Euro 2020 campaign with England.
And the 31-year-old could be the player Atletico overlooked to launch the highly-regarded Martial signing.
United interim coach Ralf Rangnick didn’t take any punches in response Martial’s agent publicly stated that the French player wanted to leave club due to his limited gaming time this semester.
Rangnick blasted: “No, because then I would react to what his agent said and that has to be the player.
“If he really has aspirations to go to another club, then that player has to be the one to inform the board or me, whoever.
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“I have no contact with the agent through the media and the press. The player has not spoken to me or to us about it.”
Martial did not feature in any of Rangnick’s three games of the day due to injury.
Rangnick confirmed the striker has a knee problem.
He said: “After the last training session before the match against Crystal Palace, after training with the whole team, he informed the doctor and the medical department that he would not be able to attend because the pain in his knee was too great.
“Then we’ll have to wait and see.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4275528/man-utd-anthony-martial-atletico-madrid-transfer-trippier-swap/ Man Utd ditch Anthony Martial by Atletico Madrid who could offer Kieran Trippier in swap transfer