Manchester United are being encouraged to submit another bid for Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka – despite having an opening offer of around £35 million knocked back by the South London club.
That is according to The Evening Standard who report that United bosses were left with the impression that an increased bid could land one of the club’s prime summer transfer targets.
However, they also report that the United hierarchy are frustrated by the inflated prices demanded for domestic players, and are not sure how far they are prepared to go in pursuit of the England under-21 international.
That is following their experience with Swansea winger Daniel James, who they have agreed a deal in principle to sign, and who is set to cost them, with add-ons, £22 million – more than double what they originally proposed to pay for the Welsh international.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer though will be reluctant to give up on Wan-Bissaka who he regards as the ideal man to fix one of United’s problem positions.
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