Wan-Bissaka Deal Done?
There are conflicting reports over Manchester United’s pursuit of the Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
United have been linked with the England Under-21 international with reports earlier this week suggesting that a bid worth up to £50 million has been turned down by Palace.
But Daily Record journalist Duncan Castles claims people close to the situation are suggesting that a deal has been agreed and that the fee will surpass the £50 million or so paid by Manchester City for Benjamin Mendy two summers ago.
However, Castles’ story is being refuted by other outlets. The Daily Mail claims no deal has been agreed as yet and that the two clubs are still locked in talks.
The £50 million offer from Manchester United was split into £35 million now with a further £15 million payable in add-ons and bonuses. Palace were unhappy about the up-front fee. The Eagles are looking for £45 million now with £5 million in add-ons.
But the two clubs appear to be edging towards a deal and the likelihood is that Wan-Bissaka will become a United player in the coming weeks.
Rice, Brooks Linked
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been told by West Ham United that the east London club have no intention of selling midfielder Declan Rice.
Both United and Manchester City have made enquiries over the 20-year-old England international but have been rebuffed on each occasion.
United are also being linked with Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks. Reports claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could put in a bid for the £50 million-rated 21-year-old who is also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur.