Man United To Shell Out £70m For Premier League Defender?

MUFC interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match.

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Crystal Palace have upped their evaluation of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to recruit a new first-choice right-back, Manchester United have identified Wan-Bissaka as their primary target to fill the position.

In fact, earlier reports suggested that the Red Devils were prepared to make their move, and submit an opening bid worth £25 million for the young Englishman.

All parties expected that bid to get rejected straightaway, however, as the Eagles were believed to demand a fee in the region of £40 million for their prized asset.

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But now, according to a new report from the Independent, Crystal Palace will not let Wan-Bissaka leave unless they receive an offer worth £70 million.

The London outfit is under no pressure to sell the 21-year-old, and unless an interested party meets their inflated evaluation, they will be happy to hold onto the talented full-back.

As expected, this price tag has turned away a host of potential suitors, but Manchester United have remained unfazed in their pursuit.

The Mancunians will continue to chase Wan-Bissaka, whilst also focusing on signing a star centre-back, with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly and Harry Maguire on their wishlist.