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Manchester United plotting raid on Crystal Palace for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Patrick van Aanholt

Manchester United are interested in Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are reportedly lining up a move to sign Crystal Palace full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Patrick van Aanholt. The Red Devils had a disastrous end to the season, winning just two of their last 12 matches in all competitions, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to overhaul his failing squad ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is understood to be at the top of United’s wishlist and Solskjaer is also keen for reinforcements at full-back, in central midfield and in attack in what’s set to be a busy transfer window for the club. According to The Sun, United are plotting a £50 million raid on Palace for Wan-Bissaka, 21, and Van Aanholt, 28, after an outstanding campaign for the duo. More: FootballAjax forced to cut a slit into Matthijs De Ligt's shorts because his legs are too bigMichael Cudlitz confirms return for The Walking Dead season 10Manhunt for suspect with large bat tattoo caught on CCTV buying milk Antonio Valencia played his last match for United after a decade of service at the weekend and England Under-21 right-back Wan-Bissaka is being eyed as the Ecuadorian’s potential long-term replacement. Van Aanhoolt, meanwhile, would arrive at Old Trafford to provide bolster the club’s left-back options alongside Luke Shaw with Solskjaer particularly impressed by the Dutchman’s offensive qualities. Hodgson is desperate to hang onto Palace’s key players (Picture: Getty) Palace manager Roy Hodgson has continually stressed that the club are determined to keep hold of their star players this summer following a 12th place finish in the Premier League. ‘I’ve answered that question so many times,’ Hodgson said after Palace’s 5-3 win over Bournemouth on the final day of the season. ‘There’s nobody at the club who is anxious to see any of those players leave the club, in fact it’s the reverse. We’ve committed them to long-term contracts. More: TVMPs launch investigation into reality TV after Jeremy Kyle Show deathStudent with Down syndrome makes history by graduating from collegeSpider-Man: Far from Home features 'first hijabi character' in the MCU ‘[Michy] Batshuayi is a different case because he’s on loan. But [the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Wan-Bissaka and Van Aanholt] are committed to us on long-term contracts and we believe they have an important part to play here. ‘We shouldn’t forget, yes there is a top six up there, but if you take the other teams we are not light years away. ‘Last year we missed out on 10th place on goal difference, this year we’ve missed ninth place by one point. ‘I think we can offer as a football club a team which is competitive, isn’t miles away from the top half of the table and a team that plays good football and can get results.’ To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video ...


Published By: Metro - Wednesday, 15 May

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