According to recent reports, Manchester United could be preparing to bid farewell to popular defender Eric Bailly.
Bailly, 27, joined United in 2016 following a £34.2m move from Spanish side Villarreal.
Despite being signed by former manager Jose Mourinho, Bailly has remained a highly rated member in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
However, despite clearly being well-liked among both the club’s coaching staff and the side’s players, Bailly has recently seen his long-term future thrown into doubt.
It is widely accepted that when fully fit and firing, the 27-year-old Ivorian is among one of the Red Devils’ best defenders, however, continually plagued by injuries, Bailly is lucky if he can string together a series of matches.
Echoed by the fact he has featured in just eight Premier League matches so far this season, Solskjaer continues to favour a regular centre-back partnership of Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire.
Bailly’s exclusion, sometimes through his manager’s choice, but often by his lack of fitness, has now seen him emerge as a shock candidate to move on once the summer transfer window opens.
According to a recent report from ESPN, the 27-year-old, whose contract expires next summer, is set to reject a new deal and will instead seek first-team football elsewhere.