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Manchester United face paying £70million to secure signing of top transfer target

Manchester United have long been strongly linked with a transfer swoop for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but it’s now claimed they may have to cough up a staggering £70million for the Crystal Palace right-back.

This latest update comes from the Independent, who report that Man Utd had hoped they could secure the signing of Wan-Bissaka for £40m, but may have to pay close to double that with Palace unwilling to consider anything below £70m.

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The Eagles are seemingly under little pressure to buckle here and that could make things hard for United, who may well feel that is too steep a fee to pay for a relatively unproven player.

Wan-Bissaka, 21, shone in the Premier League this season and looks an ideal fit for what MUFC need right now, with veteran right-back Antonio Valencia leaving this summer.

The Red Devils surely cannot go into another season with Ashley Young playing regularly at right-back, so will hope they can make some progress on Wan-Bissaka.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka in action for Crystal Palace

However, having paid over the odds for players so many times in recent years, it’s little surprise clubs are seemingly confident of squeezing as much as possible out of United.

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