AC Milan asked Man Utd about the availability of the outcast defender

    AC Milan have initiated contacts with Manchester United over a potential transfer of Eric Bailly to Serie A, according to the British news outlet, The Metro.

    With the injuries of Mattia Caldara and Mateo Musacchio, Gennaro Gattuso has to return to the transfer market to strengthen his backline ahead of the second half of the season.

    Gattuso only has the inconsistent Cristian Zapata and struggling Ricardo Rodriguez as potential partners to the captain Alessio Romagnoli.

    Therefore, the Rossoneri would like to hire a new centre-back in the next transfer session, and Bailly emerged as a likely candidate.

    The 24-year-old Ivorian has been on the fringes of United’s side and could be on his way out after failing to register a Premier League start since early October.

    Jose Mourinho is already searching for a new defender, which further indicates Baily could part company with the Red Devils as early as January.

    Manchester United splashed out £30 million to lure the strong defender away from Villarreal back in 2016 and would look to recover some of the money they invested two years ago.

    However, there have been no confirmations from either side so far, so this new should be taken with a grain of salt.

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