The transfer deadline has been the busiest day of the soccer world in a long time. Stunning moves like Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona stole the headlines, while some other deals did not even make the front pages as they collapsed.
Manchester United were interested in making a final push to land a long-time target from the Colchoneros and have reportedly offered €21 million to make it happen. In the meantime, they seemed willing to sell one of their players to Borussia Dortmund.
However, everything fell apart when the La Liga champions rejected their bid. Immediately, the Red Devils were no longer interested in moving forward with negotiations with the Bundesliga giants and kept their player.
Atletico turns down €21m bid from Man United, blocking Diogo Dalot's transfer to Dortmund
Manchester United seemed to be interested in landing a right-back and have been linked with Atletico's Kieran Trippier this summer. According to SPORT1's Patrick Berger, their offer for the former Tottenham defender was rejected and that extended Diogo Dalot's stay at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese didn't have many playing minutes in Manchester so far and seemed ready to leave the club if Trippier arrived. But as United failed to complete his signing, they needed Dalot to stay to be Aaron Wan-Bissaka's back-up. Therefore, his potential move to Dortmund was blocked.
Trippier would have been another boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad, which has been upgraded with Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Dalot will now have to stay and see if he finally has more opportunities to shine in the Premier League.
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