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Manchester United are pushing hard to sign Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, with the 21-year-old viewed as a significant upgrade on current right-backs Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Matteo Darmian.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant the defender has what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are determined to close the gap on Premier League rivals Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City next season.

And the Times say they are on the verge of signing Wan-Bissaka from Palace.

United have already signed one player in Daniel James, who touched down from Swansea nearly two weeks ago.

And the Times suggest Wan-Bissaka is set to become their second major signing of the summer transfer window.

United are on the verge of securing an agreement over the 21-year-old, which would involve a fee of £50million plus £5m in add-ons.

There is, however, a sticking point.

United are flatly refusing to change a clause installed in Wilfried Zaha’s contract, with the Ivorian the last player to move between the two teams.

Solskjaer’s side are currently entitled to 20 per cent of the profit should the Ivory Coast international leave the club.

United sold him to Palace back in 2015 for just £3m.

But with Zaha’s value rocketing to a huge £70m, it would mean United earn a substantial £13.5m of any potential fee.

Palace would likely that to be removed – or at least reduced.

And they are digging their heels in over winger, who has been linked with moves to United and Arsenal this transfer window.

Regarding Wan-Bissaka, former Palace star Neil Shipperley believes his old club should sell the player to United.

“I think it’s good business for a right back that has made 42 appearances,” Shipperley told Love Sport Radio.

“It’s a great deal for the club. This is football at the moment. There’s not a bidding war for him. Manchester United are the club. No-one else is coming in for him so you’re not going to have this bidding war.

“I think £50million or £55million is a fair deal. The fans aren’t going to like this but what they’ve got to realise is that this kid could still be in the Under-23s.

“He only came on the scene because we had no-one else to play right back. He came in and he has made that position his own.

“He’s a great player but at the end of the day, he’s a right back. He’s not a centre midfielder or a centre forward like Wilf [Zaha].

“He’s a right back and I think we’ve got a replacement in Joel Ward who is not as good as Bissaka but he can certainly play right back and do a job.

“Credit has to be given to the youth system at Palace because it’s going to be a while before we see something like this again.

“It does happen every now and again but after just over one season for a player to command a £50m+ fee is great for the club.”

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