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Man Utd pull back from plans to sign Atletico Madrid fullback Kieran Trippier

Manchester United have pulled back from plans to sign Atletico Madrid fullback Kieran Trippier.

The England international was handed a 10-week worldwide football ban and fined £70,000 on December 23 after a Football Association panel found he broke betting rules.

Trippier was due to miss 12 matches for LaLiga leaders Atletico but the ban was then suspended by FIFA on January 3 pending an appeal.

But the Manchester Evening News says the uncertainty over Trippier's ban led to United shelving plans to make a move for him this month.

Trippier is in the final 18 months of his Atletico contract and the prospect of a move to Old Trafford appeals to the Bury-born defender, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester City.

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