Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been approached by DR Congo over his availability to represent the nation in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.

According to the Athletic, the right-back has yet to make a decision but is considering the opportunity, which would involve a switch of international allegiance. The Crystal Palace academy graduate has found it tough to break into England’s senior side and could consider a switch of nationality.

Bissaka has three England Under-21 caps and has been keen to pursue a senior career with the Three Lions but there is huge competition at right back with Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Tino Livramento among the players competing for a role at right-back.

Wan-Bissaka is of Congolese descent and has turned down previous attempts by the African nation to persuade him to commit his international future to them. The defender, who has played for DR Congo U20s, is yet to make a final decision over whether to accept the offer.

The former Crystal Palace man has been called up by England seniors once before but was forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s party in 2019 but had to withdraw due to injury.

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