Manchester United are considering returning with a third bid of between £40m and £45m up front, with £5m in add-ons, for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Wan-Bissaka's breakout 2018/19 season - where he made 39 appearances in all competitions -saw him become a top transfer target for United, who are looking to rebuild after a miserable campaign under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2018/19.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Recent developments indicated that ​Palace ​had rejected an offer worth £50m from ​United, which involved an initial £35m payment, plus eventual add-on fees. Palace were noted to be looking for the Red Devils to make an improved offer, which involves a larger proportion of the fee guaranteed up front, and it appears that now may come.

United, according to the ​Evening Standard, are discussing lodging the improved bid in the knowledge that the sale of Matteo Darmian could make them as much as £10m back - offsetting the higher fee they'll put up front. The player has been told he can leave and both Juventus and Valencia are interested.

According to ​The Sun, Palace would be willing to accept an offer that includes an up-front fee of £45m - plus the previously agreed bonuses that United were willing to pay.


United, seemingly prepared for being unable to secure a deal for Wan-Bissaka, have also stepped up their pursuit of Norwich's Max Aarons, according to Sky Sports reporter ​Kaveh Solhekol.

Wan-Bissaka was last seen in action for England Under-21's against France in the European Championships, where he scored an own-goal during the closing stages to hand a dramatic victory to Les Bleus.