Paper Talk: Arsenal, Tottenham target £30m Man Utd man

Date published: Monday 17th September 2018 8:22

Arsenal and Tottenham are on alert after it emerged a Man Utd defender could quit the club in January, while Jose Mourinho is ready to spend £98m on an Inter Milan star, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Eric Bailly could be ready to quit Manchester United in January with Arsenal and Tottenham interested.

Bailly has been relegated to the substitutes’ bench this season, which has put both north London clubs on alert, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Two of United’s main Premier League rivals are reportedly watching developments closely and are keen on the Ivory Coast star.

The 24-year-old, who joined United for £30m in 2016, appears to have become a scapegoat for the team’s defensive frailties in the early stages of the new season and was dropped after putting in a nightmare display in the defeat at Brighton last month.

While other players were forgiven for the shocker on the south coast, Bailly was left out of the squad completely against Tottenham and has been used as a late sub in the wins over Burnley and Watford.

The report goes on to state that Mourinho’s actions could leave Bailly with a decision to make on his future, despite being regarded as one of United’s best defenders.

There would be no shortage of interest and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a big admirer from his managerial spell in Spain.

Arsenal could also look to strengthen their defence if Bailly does not get his place back and appears to be out of favour under Mourinho.

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