PL ace may undergo Man United medical next week after breakthrough in talks - Sources
By Wayne Veysey
Manchester United are confident of sealing the signing of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka next week in a deal worth a total of £55million, Football Insider understands.
The Premier League giants have held extensive negotiations with the Londoners and have made a breakthrough in the structure of the transfer during a new round of talks in London.
A United source has told Football Insider the club are set to pay an initial £40million rising to £55million including performance-related add-ons.
Wan-Bissaka’s medical is set to be brought forward following England Under-21s’ elimination from the European Championships, and that could now take place next week.
The right-back, 21, was dropped from Aidy Boothroyd’s starting XI in favour of Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny for Friday’s shock defeat to Romania, which means England will not make the tournament’s knockout stages.
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England will play their final group stage game against Croatia tomorrow night before returning home following what has been another major disappointment on the international stage.
Wan-Bissaka has already agreed personal terms with Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and his salary will be multiplied many times as he becomes United’s second signing of the summer.
Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already wrapped up the £15million signing of Daniel James from Swansea City.
In other Man United news, it can be REVEALED that star club goalkeeper has agreed the terms of a long-term deal with a big pay hike.