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Manchester United’s ‘Wildly Unrealistic’ Champions League Clause In Aaron Wan-Bissaka Deal Rejected By Crystal Palace

Manchester United’s ‘Wildly Unrealistic’ Champions League Clause In Aaron Wan-Bissaka Deal Rejected By Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have rejected a 'wildly unrealistic' Champions League clause included in Manchester United's deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Red Devils are keen to push through a move for the Palace right-back, 21, and are meeting with the club on Monday afternoon to try and finalise the transfer.

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But the Eagles have rejected United's second bid worth £35m and £15m in various add-ons.

According to the Guardian, one of those clauses in the deal include United winning the Champions League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men finished sixth in the Premier League and will miss out on Champions League football next season.

And Palace are not optimistic about United's hopes of winning Europe's top-tier club competition in the next couple of seasons.

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Wan-Bissaka has been one of Solskjær's top summer targets as he looks to add another full-back to his ranks after the departure of Antonio Valencia.

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Credit: PA

But Palace are in no rush to sell the England U21 international and are holding out for an upfront fee believed to be £50m.

But talks could push forward below the asking price should United make a compromise over the sell-on clause inserted in Wilfried Zaha's deal.

Zaha, 26, has been linked with an exit from Selhurst Park this summer and Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur all interested in landing him.

But United's deal that saw the Ivory Coast international head back to Palace in 2015 included the sell-on fee.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

If the Palace ace does quit the club in the summer, United could benefit as much as £15m from the deal.

But the club will hold talks with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the hopes of reducing or eliminating the clause.

Wan-Bissaka, who is under contract with Palace until 2022, would become Solskjær's second summer signing after the Red Devils snapped up Daniel James from Swansea City earlier this month.

Would Wan-Bissaka be a hit at United?

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Topics: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Football News, Selhurst Park, Football, Manchester United, red devils, Premier League, Eagles, Champions League, Old Trafford

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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