Crystal Palace contact Man Utd over Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal

Aaron Wan-Bissaka's Man Utd days could be numbered
Aaron Wan-Bissaka's Man Utd days could be numbered / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Crystal Palace have been in contact with Manchester United over a potential deal that could see Aaron Wan-Bissaka return to Selhurst Park three years after leaving south London for Old Trafford.

Wan-Bissaka was a near permanent fixture of the United lineup in his first two seasons with the club, making 100 appearances across all competitions during that time.

But the Croydon-born defender suffered a loss in form in the early months of 2021/22 and was later dropped in favour of Diogo Dalot, whose own United career was subsequently resurrected.

Wan-Bissaka has remained benched under new manager Erik ten Hag and with Dalot already head of him in the pecking order, the club is also in the market for another right-back.

Barcelona’s Sergino Dest and Celtic’s Josip Juranovic are top of the list of targets, although Thomas Meunier of Borussia Dortmund has also been linked.

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90min understands United would prefer to arrange a permanent transfer with Palace for Wan-Bissaka and could accept as little as £10m or £15m – a huge loss on the initial £45m paid in 2019 – in order to secure an agreement and remove the player from the wage bill. Palace would also consider a loan.

Wan-Bissaka himself would like to move back to his former club if it means playing first-team football. Nathaniel Clyne has started both of Palace’s Premier League games so far this season, with Joel Ward utilised as an extra centre-back against Liverpool last time out.