United done a blow as palace defender’s move deal is rejected

Manchester United have been one a great blow after their £50million bid for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissakaa whom they have been chasing for some time was stumped down on.

The Old Trafford-based club, United is understood to have offered Palace £35m up front, plus £15m in add-ons for the 21-year-old England right-back who has impressed at Palace in the past season, pulling interests across England.

But Palace turned down the bid, United’s second for Wan-Bissaka, with the Eagles wanting £50m up front for their coveted England Under-21 star.

This now forces united decide on whether to restructure the terms of their offer to suit Palace or walk away from the potential deal, which will deal a huge blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer plans.

Solskjaer sees Wan-Bissaka as a key part of his United rebuild this summer and has made the 21-year-old one of his priority signings as he seeks to overhaul his under-performing back squad which has been leaky for the better part of the second leg.

The right-back is also said to be desperate to join United, having already made the same known to the club  but Palace is unwilling to let him go for less than their full valuation of him and will only allow him to leave on their terms.

That could ultimate price Wan-Bissaka out of his dream move to Old Trafford, with United exploring a cheaper alternative in Paris St Germain’s Thomas Meunier, 27, who would cost them £25m.

Solskjaer is looking for a new long-term right-back, with Antonio Valencia having left this summer and Diogo Dalot, 20, not considered ready to hold down the position on a regular basis while Young seems to be soon out of the club due to age.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was the only player in the Premier League in 2018-19 with more than 60 tackles, 60 interceptions and 60 take-on completed, he recorded a higher pass accuracy and tackles than Young whom he is expected to be replacing.

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