According to a Spanish publication, had insisted Kieran Trippier is not for sale this summer as Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked to the chase of the former Tottenham full-back.
It would be a big blow on the North London outfit if they fail to meet the prize target for the England international. He could remain in Atletico this summer.
Meeting up the prize target may not be feasible as the Spanish club have insisted both the English sides must pay the full-back release clause.
Atletico are demanding both Arsenal and Manchester United must shell out a whopping €60 million release clause in his contract which is would be the only way to him.
The clause fee could appear to be the only way the Gunners can bring Trippier to the Emirates. Arsenal would know the meaning of this message, with their experience while pursuing Thomas Partey last summer as Los Rojiblancos refused to entertain offers or discussions, forcing the Gunners to pay the Ghanaian’s £45 million exit clause.
It was reported the North London side were ready to strike a deal without a swap. Howbeit, they are also having a tough time selling current players as the move can only materialise after they are successful on that front.
Meanwhile Arsenal are currently holding Ainsley Maintland-Niles, Cedric Soares, Calum Chambers and Bellerin as alternatives right-back slot.
The England international helped Atletico Madrid secure La Liga last season as has become a key component in Diego Simeone’s system. Semeone would certainly like to keep him.
From all indication, the only way Atletico could release Trippier to Arsenal by aggrying on the €60 million release clause in his deal. But Gunners will find it hard to strike such a huge deal on a player would turn 31 in September this year.
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