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Euro giant swoop for Man Utd star Ten Hag will sell; personal terms not a problem

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Manchester United have finally found a buyer for a costly signing Erik ten Hag has no plans to use, and agreeing personal terms won’t be an issue, per a report.

The Red Devils have a slew of expensive signings on their books that they seemingly have no use for at present.

Harry Maguire is the highest profile example, with the £80m defender no higher than fourth-choice in his centre-back position at present.

Elsewhere, £35m man Donny van de Beek and Eric Bailly who cost £30m when joining from Villarreal back in 2016 are also out in the cold.

Today’s update regards Bailly who Sky Sports confirm ‘is not part of Erik ten Hag’s long-term plans’.

The 28-year-old Ivorian was loaned out to Marseille last term and per Sky, is on course to return to the French giant.

Marseille are yet to table a formal offer, though are described as ‘pushing’ to re-sign the player and ‘are expected to formalise their interest in the coming days’.

That will be music to the ears of Ten Hag given United must offload players before being able to attack the final week of the window.

A new holding midfielder is wanted, while an addition at centre-half – potentially Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo – likely hinges on turfing both Maguire and Bailly out first.

Sky add agreeing personal terms with Bailly isn’t expected to be a problem for Marseille.

As such, all eyes will now be on what type of proposal the French side put to Man Utd over the next 24/48 hours.

A permanent exit would suit the Red Devils the most. However, a loan with an option or obligation to buy may well be explored.

Bailly’s current contract expires in 2024, though United do have an option for an extra 12 months.

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