Man Utd given Aaron Wan-Bissaka transfer ultimatum as Crystal Palace get tough over deal



Posted Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Man Utd given Aaron Wan-Bissaka transfer ultimatum as Crystal Palace get tough over deal
Aaron Wan-Bissaka's move to Manchester United could now be in jeopardy (Image: GETTY)

CRYSTAL PALACE have told Manchester United they will not accept a bid below their asking price for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The fee that Palace are demanding is £60million and if United fail to meet their valuation then Wan-Bissaka will not be moving to Old Trafford, report the Daily Star.

Eagles’ chairman Steve Parish is apparently losing patience with the Red Devils as they attempt to prise the defender away from Selhurst Park.

Wan-Bissaka, who is currently on England under-21s duty in Italy, has already been the subject of two bids, neither of which has met Palace’s demands.

United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward made the latest offer which totalled £40m, with part of that bid being made up of add-ons.

This is believed to have infuriated Parish and he has since made his position on the transfer clear to Woodward, stating that he will only accept £60m up front.

Wan-Bissaka is viewed by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the long-term replacement for the ageing Ashley Young and the recently departed Antonio Valencia.

The player has reportedly informed Palace of his wishes to leave but their transfer ultimatum could put the move in jeopardy.

Woodward is not willing to spend £60m and the club are now monitoring Norwich’s Max Aarons and Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj as potential alternatives.

Palace’s insistence on a flat, up-front fee rather than settling for add-ons could become a major issue.

This is because United can now no longer use the same tactic which helped them secure the signatures of Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku in recent years.

In order to complete those signings, the Red Devils offered the two club's add-ons on top of the initial fee and these have since earned those selling teams more money.

As part of their deal to bring Martial to England, United paid Monaco an additional £9m earlier this year when the Frenchman scored his 25th league goal.

In other transfer news, Juan Mata is expected to sign a new contract at Old Trafford having previously been unable to agree terms.

The Spaniard has been in negotiations with the club for over 18 months and finally looks set to extend his stay in Manchester.

The 31-year-old has spent six seasons at the club since joining in a big money move from Premier League rivals Chelsea back in January 2014.

Solskjaer is said to value Mata’s experience and believes he is a good influence in the dressing room, with the Norwegian informing the club’s hierarchy that he did not want the Spaniard to leave.



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