Manchester United board have been encouraged to make a new offer for English star Aaron Wan-Bissaka – in spite of having an initial bid turned down by Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils made their first move for the full back at the start of the month – submitted an offer said to be in the region of £35m.
Although it was immediately snubbed, Old Trafford’s management were left believing an increased offer could land them one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main targets this summer.
But it remains to be seen how high the club are willing to go after growing frustrated by what they believe to be not realistic premiums on the domestic players on Ole’s wanted list.
As reported by Standard Sport the previous week, the club’s transfer plans have been frustrated by the prices being reported for emerging talents like England U-21 international Wan-Bissaka.
They have agreed on a summer deal in principle for Swansea ace Daniel James that will rise to around £22 million if all bonuses are met – but that will be more than double their initial offer of £10m.
It’s believed the Eagles are holding out for around £60 million for Aaron – but will hope to keep the price down to £50 million.
While the 21-year-old star is Solskjaer’s first choice right back, Red Devils are already considering cheaper options – including Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier.
But Norwegian tactician will be reluctant to give up on Aaron, having already accepted number one target Jadon Sancho is likely to be out of reach for at least another one year.
He has told Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward United need to alter their transfer policy and build for the long term.