Manchester United want to sign Atlético Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier next summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has long been an admirer of Tripper and is keen to bring in competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with question marks over his ability to add a threat going forwards.
Tripper moved to the Spanish club from Tottenham last summer for a £20 million, and will have one more year left on his contract at the end of the present campaign.
He has on 25 caps for England and has been credited with keeping Wan-Bissaka out of the England squad under Gareth Southgate.
Signing for United would mean a return to his roots for Trippier. He was born in Bury and began his youth career wit Manchester City but never played a senior game for them. Instead, he had loan spells with Barnsley and Burnley and then joined the latter in a permanent deal.
He moved to Tottenham in 2015 and made 114 appearances for them before his switch to Spain.
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