Report: Crystal Palace set to seal loan deal for Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer gives a thumbs up to the fans ahead of a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and FC Schalke 04 at Selhurst Park on August 5, 2017 in London,...

Crystal Palace appear to have won the race for the Manchester United defender's signature.

Crystal Palace look set to seal the loan signing of Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United.

The Sun reports that Fosu-Mensah will undergo a medical with the Eagles on Monday, despite alleged interest from Watford last week.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on May 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United

The versatile Dutchman, who can play right- or centre-back as well as in midfield, is known to Palace boss Frank de Boer from their time at Ajax together.

Despite appearing to be highly rated by United, who handed tied him down until 2021 just last season, it is claimed that Fosu-Mensah cannot be guaranteed regular football if he remains at Old Trafford.

A season on loan to Crystal Palace could, however, set him up nicely to compete for a place in the Red Devils' side next term.

According to The Sun, Palace's Fosu-Mensah capture is likely to spell the end of their pursuit of Arsenal and England defender Calum Chambers, for whom they are said to have agreed a £20 million deal last week.

Are Crystal Palace the right club for Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah?

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer gives a thumbs up to the fans ahead of a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and FC Schalke 04 at Selhurst Park on August 5, 2017 in London,...Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer

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