Palace identify Aarons as a potential replacement for Wan-Bissaka

Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan Bissaka in action with Manchester City's Leroy Sane

Manchester United have reportedly had a £40million bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected by Crystal Palace. Though they only signed young Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot a year ago, Ashley Young, who turns 34 later this summer, appeared most frequently in the position throughout the 2018/19 season.

Having already agreed a deal in principle for Swansea's Welsh worldwide Daniel James, it was reported over the weekend that United had submitted a "substantial" offer for England Under-21 global, Wan-Bissaka.

In a separate claim, Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports tweets that the Red Devils have made a "substantial" bid.

The 21-year-old impressed in his breakthrough season, being instrumental in his side's defence as well as their attack, and was even voted as Palace's player of the year ahead of the likes of Wilfried Zaha.

Aarons was one of the first names on the Norwich team sheet whenever fit and available and was a key part of the club's triumphant season that ended with promotion to the Premier League.

Aarons played for Luton Town before moving to Norwich City in 2016 and only made his senior debut at the start of the 2018-19 season.

Wan-Bissaka has taken the Premier League by storm since he broke through the ranks at Selhurst Park.

The latest news is that the Red Devils offered £50m for the defender despite Crystal Palace's insistence on their £60m price-tag. Today, the chase for Max Aarons hots-up....

Palace are thought to be holding out for a price of closer to £60m which would represent a massive record for a sale - Yannick Bolasie is now the most expensive Palace sale at £25m.

It means there is a stand-off between the two parties over a transfer that United believed they would have been able to conclude by now, with the player and his advisers keen to push through a move to United before players return to the club's training base next month.

The same article states that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Wan-Bissaka to fill the void left by former Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia.

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