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Eric Bailly linked with move away from Man United

Chris Wood Newcastle

He could be leaving the club this month.

Eric Bailly has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United, with AC Milan “working on” bringing him to Italy.

Bailly is currently away at AFCON with the Ivory Coast, but Milan are reportedly eager to get the deal done in January, so that they have the defender for the rest of the season.

Milan are in currently in second place in Serie A, and find themselves one point off the top spot. Bringing in Bailly could be the bit of defensive reinforcement they need to catch Inter, their fierce rivals.

Eric Bailly transfer

It is believed Bailly is unhappy with his current situation at United, as he has only started in four Premier League games so far this season.

ESPN reported that Bailly is on Milan’s radar, as is Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga.

Back in November, Bailly played incredibly for United in a Champions League game against Atalanta. He was rewarded for his efforts and given a start against Manchester City days later, where he scored an own goal.

Many felt as though this summed up his time with United as a whole, as he would often show glimpses of incredible talent, before either getting injured or making a high profile error.

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Eric Bailly transfer news

The Ivorian defender’s injury record also goes against him, as it is very rare to see him play a number of games in a row.

While this transfer would leave United with one less central defender, Phil Jones’ recent performance against Wolves could make United more likely to sell Bailly if they can get a decent fee for him.

However, if Bailly’s injury record is a concern, Jones is one of the few players in the Premier League who can boast one that is even worse.

Meanwhile, Raphael Varane, arguably United’s best defender, also has an unfortunate history when it comes to injuries.

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