Manchester United have agreed a fee with Crystal Palace for full back Aaron Wan-Bissaka - with the deal potentially reaching north of £60m with future add-ons considered.
The two clubs have been in negotiations over a deal in recent weeks, with United initially seeing two bids turned down after Palace issued disappointment with the structure of payments.
Talks continued on Wednesday with optimism that an agreement could be struck, and 90min understands a point has now been reached where both clubs are happy with the deal.
Manchester United agree to pay Crystal Palace £55m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. A world-record transfer fee for a specialist full back. #MUFC #CPFChttps://t.co/230Vma17SJhttps://t.co/cHPRLGerUV pic.twitter.com/CI3lY8OLjd— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) June 19, 2019
It's understood that reports of an initial £55m fee being agreed are accurate - according to the noises coming out of Palace, at least - though the deal could surpass £60m in add-ons related to the amount of appearances he makes at United, and to the amount of international caps he earns for England.
Manchester City were reported to be United's closest rivals for the signature of the 21-year-old a number of weeks ago, though are believed to have moved on to other targets after not being too impressed. A deal is rumoured to be close for Juventus' Joao Cancelo, though City do like Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis, who both play for newly promoted Norwich City.
Hearing after the initial reports that the Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United deal could reach north of £60m in add ons - which include international caps and performance milestones.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) June 19, 2019
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had identified the England Under-21 international as the club's primary target at right back - despite links with the likes of Aarons and Napoli's Elseid Hysaj in recent days - and was keen for United to press ahead. Solskjaer is also believed to be in the market for one or two central midfielders, a centre half, and a right winger.
Wan-Bissaka made his real breakthrough in the Premier League only last season, and has made 42 appearances in the top flight to date - with 46 for Palace overall.
He is currently with England's Under-21s at the European Championships, but scored an injury time own goal to condemn his side to a 2-1 defeat against France in his side's opening game.
Upon completion of the deal, Wan-Bissaka would become United's second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea City, and the most expensive English player of all time.