Wan-Bissaka is wanted by United this summer (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace are now demanding £70million for Aaron Wan-Bissaka after Manchester United firmed up their interest in the defender, reports say.
United had hoped £40m would be enough to lure Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford and were preparing an opening offer of £25m.
But any hope United had of a quick deal appear to have been struck down by Palace’s new asking price.
The Independent claim Palace want £70m for Wan-Bissaka and feel under no pressure to sell the coveted right-back – who is under contract with the Eagles until 2022.
Palace are under to pressure to sell Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty)While many of Wan-Bissaka’s suitors have already scoffed at Palace’s asking price, United have not been put off.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified signing a right-back this summer as a priority and sees Wan-Bissaka as the perfect option.
Wan-Bissaka burst onto the scene this season, missing just three Premier League games as he became a starter under Roy Hodgson.
United will continue to pursue Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty)The 21-year-old fits Solskjaer’s profile for summer signings, as a young, British and talented player yet to reach his peak years.
United will continue to push for Wan-Bissaka despite Palace’s demands, as the club faces a crucial summer of changes.
Solskjaer wants a complete overhaul of his squad and is targeting five major signings including that of a centre-back and full-back.
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