Manchester United are stepping up interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, report The Sun.

It is speculated Crystal Palace would seek around £40 million for the full-back.

Wan-Bissaka was linked to United in January. At the time we were sceptical, pointing out that Diogo Dalot’s presence complicates a deal.

Two decisions since then from interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hint that a move for Wan-Bissaka could get the green light from the board.

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Firstly club captain Antonio Valencia is to be released. United decided not to take up his option to extend his deal, with a deadline passing on March 1 [via BBC].

More importantly, there has been a role change for Dalot.

The former Porto full-back has been used in an attacking role by Solskjaer over the past fortnight.

 

He played on the wing against Southampton, PSG, and Arsenal and has looked bright in each.

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His quick feet and crossing ability makes him a natural for the role, although he will have to fight it out with Tahith Chong and potentially another new signing.

Ashley Young, at right-back, is merely a stop-gap for another season.

It is very possible now that United sign Wan-Bissaka, and play Dalot in front of him next season, if the Portuguese youngster can keep improving.

Dalot’s versatility means no longer does it look like a case of either-or with Wan-Bissaka. It can be both.

Wan-Bissaka has emerged as one of the Premier League’s top tackling full-backs this season and is in line for an England call-up. At United he could get even better.

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