Aaron Wan Bissaka

Manchester United to improve Wan Bissaka bid

Manchester United look determined to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, with reports claiming they are ready to make a second bid for the Crystal Palace full-back.

Sky Sports broke the news last week that Manchester United had lodged a ‘substantial bid’ for the 21-year-old, a bid which was rebuffed despite being believed to be worth around £40 million.

While the Eagles are understandably reluctant to let the England U21 international leave, a number of well-regarded newspapers, including the Telegraph, claimed that Crystal Palace would be willing to do business if they were to receive a bid ‘in excess of £60 million’, a fee which would represent a world record fee for a defender.

Now, Sky Sports are reporting that the Red Devils will improve their offer for the youngster, although don’t offer any inclination as to the level of that bid.

Meanwhile, over in Italy, Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nico Shira has speculated that United’s bid will be worth €60m (£53.5m) plus add ons, with the player already agreeing terms worth €3.5m-a-year (£60,000-a-week), although his claims are unsubstantiated by any other outlet.

Should they fail to reach an agreement for Wan-Bissaka, United have also been linked with PSG full-back Thomas Meunier, who would be available at a fraction of the price.

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