Manchester United star Eric Bailly has agreed to join AC Milan after ‘positive’ signs from United

Manchester United star has agreed to join AC Milan after 'positive' signs from United

AC Milan could be about to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly after the Red Devils have made ‘positive’ signs during talks with the Serie A side.

Man United extended Bailly’s contract last year in order to banish interest in the Ivory Coast defender.

Despite renewing his deal with the Red Devils, the former Villarreal defender struggled to get back into the starting XI under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 27-year-old is also experiencing the same treatment from United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick, despite the likes of Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof struggling with fitness issues.

According to Di Marzio, Eric Bailly has agreed to part ways with Manchester United to favour a move to AC Milan, who are going to be without centre-back Simon Kjaer for six months due to an injury.

The journalist holds that Milan are making their final evaluations after Man United made positive signs during the last few hours.

And Ralf Rangnick is expected not to stand in the defender’s way, given he has a good numbers of options at the back.

Eric Bailly has agreed to join AC Milan according to reports in Italy
Eric Bailly has agreed to join AC Milan according to reports in Italy

Bailly, after he extended his contract, warned Manchester United that if his playing time doesn’t get better, he would force his way out of the club.

‘Competition is always good to improve,’ Eric Bailly told The Times.

‘I just say that I want to stay in case I get the chance to play. I don’t want to be a starter one game and a substitute for another five.

‘If that happens I will have to look for another solution.

‘The new contract is fine but if I don’t play I will be open to listen to other proposals.’

Eric Bailly started against Burnley and helped Manchester United beat the Clarets 3-1 before he joined up with the Ivory Coast national team for the ongoing AFCON.