Man Utd set deadline to complete Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal – four more signings could follow

Man Utd set deadline to complete Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal – four more signings could follow

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the Crystal Palace star as Antonio Valencia’s replacement at right-back.

Wan-Bissaka represents United’s renewed transfer strategy of targeting young, homegrown talent and the two clubs remain locked in negotiations.

The Red Devils have already seen two bids knocked back, with Palace demanding £50m up front.

United are reportedly prepared to sanction a deal worth £60m but after initially bidding £35m, they’d prefer the rest of the fee to be made up of add-ons and bonuses.

Palace are playing hardball over the fee and reports yesterday suggested they had sent United an ultimatum.

And according to the Evening Standard, Solskjaer has demanded the deal is finalised this week.

The Norwegian wants the transfer wrapped up before his squad return for pre-season training.

The transfer revelation comes amid news that:

“Solskjaer has demanded the deal is finalised this week.”

United will begin preparing for the new campaign on Monday and Solskjaer wants the majority of his transfer business sorted by then.

Wan-Bissaka will return to England this week after the under-21s were eliminated from the European Championships.

And he’ll be free to travel to Manchester to finalise personal terms and complete a medical.

The right-back will not meet up with his new team-mates until later on in July as he takes a break to recover from international duty.

The Evening Standard state Solskjaer wants up to five new signings this summer.

The United boss is desperate for a right-back, a centre-back and two new midfielders.

And further signings could be targeted if Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba are sold.

An agreement with Palace over Wan-Bissaka is expected to be reached in the coming days.

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