Manchester United have now failed with two bids for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
This is because Ed Woodward is not yet prepared to pay the £45 million Palace want up front for the right-back, The Mail report. Palace want a further £5m in add ons.
Talks between the two clubs are continuing. One player who would clearly be unhappy is Diogo Dalot.
Dalot joined United last summer and has shown flashes of quality, interrupted by injury. He also showed an ability to play on the wing.
Despite this, the former Porto defender believes right-back in his best position.
He told United’s official website: “I only started playing properly and had my fitness in December, so it has been very good for me to have the opportunity to play in some different positions.
“I want to make my statement in the team and play as much as I can at right-back because I think it’s my best position. I just need to prove that to the manager with my work.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer frustrated fans by making clear he preferred Ashley Young at right-back to Dalot.
Wan-Bissaka’s arrival will make Dalot’s job more difficult, if United can get the deal done.
It does seem like it will happen eventually, although you never know with Woodward, with The Mail reporting he is keen on a move.
Dalot’s comments at least prove he is up for the fight, and having two young talented players with different styles battling it out can only be a positive for United.