Arsenal demand £20m for Hector Bellerin transfer and could trigger Man Utd's move for Kieran Trippier

ARSENAL have told all parties interested in Hector Bellerin they must cough up at least £20million for the Spaniard, it's claimed.

And with Atletico Madrid waiting to pounce, it could see Kieran Trippier move to Manchester United.

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Atletico were said to be considering a swap deal involving Trippier and Bellerin.

But SunSport exclusively revealed this week Trippier has told his England team-mates he wants to move to Old Trafford.

As a result, Atletico have been told to cough up the dough if they want to bring Bellerin back to his homeland to replace Trippier, according to CBS.

The Three Lions star joined the Spanish giants in 2019 for £20m on a three-year deal, since which he won LaLiga last season and is said to be happy in Spain.

But boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 30-year-old is the ideal player to strengthen his defensive options and also provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

And though he has been a big hit in Spain, it appears the ex-Tottenham man is excited about the prospect of a switch to Old Trafford in his native North-West if the opportunity arises.

The former Burnley defender remains central to Atleti’s plans having been instrumental in helping Diego Simeone’s side to the LaLiga title.

But United believe they can persuade the Spaniards to strike a deal if they come up with a bid in the region of £15-20m.


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And reports also suggest he is house-hunting near Old Trafford.

Bellerin is said to be a favourite of Atletico sporting director Andrea Berta.

The Barcelona academy product is set to lead a mass exodus at Arsenal this summer.

The Spanish full-back wants a new challenge after ten years at the Emirates and fancies moving to another country.

And Arsenal boss Arteta will not stand in the way of Bellerin, 26, as he plans to revamp his underperforming squad.

Manchester City academy graduate Trippier has previously played for Barnsley, Burnley and Tottenham – helping the latter reach the 2019 Champions League final.

Trippier has played down talk of a move from the Spanish capital, telling the press: "I'm enjoying myself so much out there.

"I'm just fully focused on doing the best I can for my club. I'm absolutely delighted I won the title out there.

"People might not focus on me as much because I'm out there in Spain, the Premier League is the Premier League.

"But I'm enjoying myself, loving it, my family are enjoying it, there's sunshine every single day so I just need to keep doing as well as I can for Atletico.

"I'm delighted I've done that and now I'm part of England. I know Gareth watches the games along with his staff.

"So for me it's just about doing as well as I can at the highest level to try to be selected for as long as I can with the national team."

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