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Eric Bailly agrees to join AC Milan as Manchester United exit looks likely

AC Milan are on the lookout for a new defender after being dealt a blow with Simon Kjaer being ruled out for the rest of the season with injury.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, there has been positive signs in the last few hours from Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, with AC Milan reportedly finding an agreement with the player.

Bailly is currently away at the African Cup of Nations representing the Ivory Coast. They kick off their campaign tomorrow night against Equatorial Guinea, which will be only their second meeting in the last 10 years.

They last met in the 2012 African Cup for Nations which ended in victory for the Ivorians.

There has been some pre-tournament controversy for the nation, though.

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Ivory Coast will be without goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo for the AFCON after he was provisionally suspended by FIFA for doping. This was only confirmed on Tuesday, a day before their opening fixture of the tournament.

Gbohouo was one of four keepers selected in the squad for the tournament.

Back to Bailly, who could use to tournament to impress potential suitors like Milan, our reckless centre-back.

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