Villarreal have opened the door for Manchester United to sign Eric Bailly after admitting they will not stand in the way of the player leaving.
Reports over the weekend suggested United were in talks to sign Bailly, who would cost in the region £27.6million, as new manager Jose Mourinho aims to bolster his defence.
And Villarreal director Fernando Roig Negueroles has confirmed interest in the Ivory Coast defender, and says the club would be willing to do a deal.
“There is a team that is very interested and if the three parties agree there will be no problems. If the player wants to leave and Manchester want to pay, we will reach an agreement,” he told Marca.
Former United defender Gary Pallister, meanwhile, has urged Mourinho to revive his interest in Everton centre-back John Stones.