Crystal Palace ‘rejected unrealistic Manchester United offer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka as it included payment for winning the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE’
- Manchester United are in talks with Crystal Palace to buy Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- United have already had two bids turned down for the 21-year-old right back
- One bid was said to include an add-on for United winning the Champions League
- Palace reportedly said no as they think United conquering Europe is unrealistic
Transfer talks between Manchester United and Crystal Palace about Aaron Wan-Bissaka reportedly hit a snag over a cheeky Champions League add-on.
Palace value 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka at around £60million but Sportsmail understands a deal with United worth an initial £42.5m is close.
Two bids have already been rejected, with The Guardian claiming the second guaranteed just £35m, plus a further £15m in performance-related bonuses.
Manchester United are in talks with Crystal Palace to buy England U21 ace Aaron Wan-Bissaka
According to The Guardian, United’s proposal was for some of that £15m to be paid as an add-on if they win the Champions League — something Palace deemed unrealistic.
United did not even qualify for a place in Europe’s top competition next season as they finished sixth in the Premier League.
Wan-Bissaka is still expected to make the switch to Old Trafford this summer.
He is due to return to London after Monday’s game between England and Croatia at the European Under 21 Championships in Italy.
England have already been eliminated after losing their first two group games — to France and Romania.
United have been champions of Europe three times in their history — in 1968, 1999 and 2008.
United won the Champions League in 2008 but haven’t qualified for next season’s tournament