According to reports surging the media, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing and open to selling Eric Bailly this summer transfer window, with rivals Arsenal keen on securing his signature.
The 25-year-old defender, who joined the Red Devils from Spanish club Villarreal back in 2016, put up an impressive display in his first season campaign under Jose Mourinho having lifted the League Cup and the Europa League.
Soon after his first season, the Ivory Coast international see a drop in form which eventually cost him a place in the starting lineup under Mourinho and Solskjaer in his first few months.
With report from Metro Sport claiming that the defender is not sure of his future at Old Trafford, Arsenal are looking to sign him to the Emirates Stadium as a long term replacement for Laurent Koscielny, whose age is catching up to him.
The report further stated that Norwegian manager is very much open to allow the defender move to Emirates Stadium this summer, but only if and only the Gunners are able to meet up with their asking price of £30 million.
Solskjaer’s side has been having a leaky denfence for the whole of their 2018/19 campaign, leading the club to be linked with several elite defenders ahead of a potential summer transfer to Old Trafford and will need to clear out the not-so-good defenders in the Red Devils’ team.
United head coach sees the Ivorian defender as one of the stars needed to be cleared out of the club, having lost faith in the Ivory Coast international.
Being just 25 years of age, Bailly still have a long way to go in his career and could still be improved in his defensive skills as North London club as seen him as the best replacement for Koscielny, who could be ending his Gunners career next season as his contract is set to expire in 2020.