PSG to Rival Manchester United for Kieran Trippier

PSG have reportedly joined Man United in a transfer tussle for Kieran Trippier
PSG have reportedly joined Man United in a transfer tussle for Kieran Trippier / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Tripper.

The 30-year-old is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's top targets this summer as the Red Devils' boss looks to shore up his defence in a bid to close the gap with Premier League champions Manchester City next season.

According to Mundo Deportivo, they will have to fend off interest from PSG, who are considering reuniting Trippier with Mauricio Pochettino at the Parc des Princes.

Pochettino worked with the England defender for four years, between 2015 and 2019, and is reportedly keen on syncing up with his former player, as he weighs up his own decision to stay at the club amid rumours of a return to Tottenham.

The report claims that PSG will be able to meet Atletico's valuation of the player - £43million - who still has two years left on the current deal. Trippier has become an integral part of Diego Simeone's squad, and provided six assists in their title-winning 2020-21 LaLiga campaign.

Trippier was an unused substitute in England's drab 0-0 draw with Scotland at Euro 2020, but urged his teamamtes to stay relaxed as they prepare to take on the Czech Republic in a crucial clash on Tuesday night.

"We know the ability we have got and we know how well we can do as a team," said Trippier. "It’s all about being patient and calm. We have got four points from two games. It’s about taking each step at a time. We know we can give a lot more and we will show that. We just need to keep working hard on the training field and listening to what the manager says. We are in a good place and the focus is on Tuesday."