MANCHESTER UNITED will have to smash their own record fee for a defender TWICE to get their top targets.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants English duo Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka to shore up his back four.
But Old Trafford chiefs have been quoted huge figures for the homegrown stars and will have to shell out at least £130million.
United are set to up their offer for Wan-Bissaka, 21, to £50m after having an original £40m offer rejected by Crystal Palace.
The Eagles want close to £60m but the Red Devils feel that fee is excessive for a player who only made his debut in February 2018.
And they are becoming increasingly frustrated at the prices being quoted for young talent – especially with Leicester demanding an £80m-plus fee for Maguire, 26.
United have splashed out a current record £33m on Luke Shaw, £31m on Victor Lindelof and £30m on Eric Bailly in recent years but still struggle to shut up shop at the back.
Solskjaer is in a hurry to get Selhurst Park player of the season Wan-Bissaka – as he fears Palace are unlikely to sell both him and Wilfried Zaha in the same summer.
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And if a club was to come in with a big bid for the former United wideman in the next couple of weeks, it could see the Eagles close the door on selling the defender.
Solskjaer is also keen to have new signings in by the time his squad return for pre-season training in just three weeks’ time.
They will spend a week at their Carrington training complex before heading off on a pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East.