Arsenal to make move for £34m star as Arteta eyes late transfer swoop
Arsenal are ready to launch a late move to sign Kieran Trippier before the transfer window closes but are hoping Atletico Madrid lower their £34m asking price, according to The Sun.
Mikel Arteta is desperately working to revamp his squad this summer and has already splashed around £130m on the signings of Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard.
However, the Gunners boss is still hoping to bring in at least one more new addition before the window closes next week and a right-back is reportedly a priority as it’s become an area of concern for Arsenal.
Hector Bellerin has fallen out-of-favour under Arteta and has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer while Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares have struggled during Arsenal’s opening two games of the new season.
A solution is needed and The Sun says Arsenal are ready to make a late move to try and sign Trippier but are hoping Atletico Madrid lower their asking price – which has been set at the full value of the players £34m release clause.
Trippier has just one year left on his contract at Atletico and the report says Arsenal were told last month that the England international is keen to return to the Premier League following two years in Spain.
Atletico are also desperate to offload players to help balance the books so Arsenal may be confident they’ll lower their demands over the coming days as otherwise they’ll risk losing Trippier for nothing next summer.