Man United close to completing second summer signing in £42.5m deal – report

Manchester United are in advanced talks with Crystal Palace over the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to a report

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Manchester United are on closing in on the £42.5m signing of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Manchester United and Crystal Palace have moved closer in their valuation of the England Under-21 international.

The same article states that the two Premier League sides held extensive talks on Friday about the 21-year-old ahead of a potential summer deal.

According to the same story, Palace are looking to secure a £60m deal for Wan-Bissaka so Manchester United could pay £42.5m up front before including a number of add ons to take the overall value to £60m.

The Daily Mail go on to add that Wan-Bissaka will form “a centrepiece” of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revamp of the Manchester United squad.

Wan-Bissaka would be tasked with replacing Ashely Young at right-back after Ecuadorian full-back Antonio Valencia left the club earlier this month.

Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot would also be competing with Wan-Bissaka for a starting spot in the Manchester United team next term.

The Red Devils signed Wales international Daniel James in a £15m deal from Swansea City earlier this month to start their summer spending.

Manchester United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a spot in the Champions League.

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