Tuesday 22 October 2019

United's Wan-Bissaka hopes rise after talks with Palace resume

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United are hopeful of finally striking a deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka after further talks with Crystal Palace yesterday.

And United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager for the club to push ahead with a move for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder, Bruno Fernandes.

Solskjaer wanted the majority of transfer business wrapped up by the time the first-team squad return for pre-season training next Monday but Daniel James is the only arrival to date.

United made a third bid for Wan-Bissaka over the weekend, but that still fell short of the guaranteed £50m Palace are seeking for the defender. Talks resumed in London yesterday but Palace have been unimpressed by some of the performance-related clauses proposed by United.

Palace are also hoping for the removal of a sell-on clause in Wilfried Zaha's contract, which was negotiated when the winger returned to Selhurst Park from United in 2015 as they seek an overall package closer to £60m with add-ons.


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