Newcastle reject Bayern Munich’s bid of around €15m for Kieran Trippier

According to Fabrizio Romano and Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich have officially had a formal bid rejected by Newcastle United for right-back Kieran Trippier, believed to be worth around €15m.

The two sides are only in talks for a permanent deal now, with no discussions taking place over a loan move with an obligation to buy.

Furthermore, the German club’s new bid would have met Newcastle’s reported asking price of £11m-12m, as was reported yesterday, and accepting the bid would help the Tyneside club ease concerns over running close to their financial limit on the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations.

However, this The Magpies have rejected the move, with head coach Eddie Howe not wanting the 33-year-old to depart this January, whilst the player himself is ‘not agitating’ over a move – despite being open to it, as per Chris Waugh and George Caulkin of The Athletic.

The former Tottenham and Atlético Madrid defender has been a pivotal figure for Howe throughout his tenure at the club, playing the most minutes in all competitions last season, and third most this season – where he’s made eight league assists and captained the side on multiple occasions throughout their Champions League run.

Despite this, both Trippier and Newcastle have struggled with form amidst multiple key injuries in recent weeks – losing six of their previous seven league games as they now sit 10th the table.

As for Bayern, the potential deal would have seen Thomas Tuchel’s side make their second transfer of the window having already signed Eric Dier from Tottenham, whilst a deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s Nordi Mukiele is also still possible – however will likely only take place should they not complete the signing of Trippier.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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