Man Utd make decision on £30m defender amid links with Maguire

Date published: Friday 27th July 2018 2:57

Manchester United have reportedly assured Eric Bailly that he will not be leaving this summer despite reports linking them with a new defender.

Jose Mourinho has so far been frustrated in his attempts to land defensive reinforcements this summer, with the United board reportedly blocking a move for Alex Sandro and the price tag of Harry Maguire proving to be an obstacle.

The Manchester Evening News go on to state that Bailly has no intention of pushing for a move, though he could change his mind if he is denied regular game time.

Bailly started only three Premier League games after returning from an ankle injury in February and was left on the bench for the FA Cup final as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling started against Chelsea.

The Ivorian – who joined from Villarreal two years ago for a fee of £30m – is likely to start the opening Premier League game of the season against Leicester alongside Smalling.

 

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