Cape Town - Manchester United centre-back
Eric Bailly will reportedly consider leaving the club at the end of the season
should his prospects not improve at the Red Devils.
The defender started just 15 matches in all
competitions in 2017/18 and has been restricted to just three Premier League
starts in the current campaign.
As such, he has been linked with a move to
either Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur as he searches for more regular first team
However, ESPN FC sources say the Ivory
Coast player is determined to try and prove his worth in 2018/19, though if his
situation does not improve, he may try to seek a move elsewhere.
According to the same sources, United are
said to be reluctant to sell the Bingerville-born star and would not want to
let him join a Premier League rival.
Manager Jose Mourinho made it clear he
wanted to sign a new centre-back ahead of the current campaign but missed out
on Leicester City's Harry Maguire, Spurs' Toby Alderweireld and Bayern Munich's
He is also tracking Inter Milan's Milan
Skriniar and Alessio Romagnoli at AC Milan with a view to potentially signing
either of the defenders in the January transfer window.
Currently, United have a well-stocked
central defensive department with the likes of Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof,
Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Bailly in the ranks.
In addition, midfielders Ander Herrera and
Scott McTominay have also been used in the role at times in 2018/19.