The agent of Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has not ruled out the Ivory Coast international leaving the club.
The 26-year-old has been in and out of the first team due to form and injuries and when asked whether there is a possibility that the centre-back could move to Italy and join Serie A leaders AC Milan, Graziano Battistini replied:
“The boy is in an important context such as that of United. Before evaluating an exit there must be absolutely valid situations. The Milan idea may have a logic, but we need to evaluate many implications, today we are talking about nothing.”
It is certainly not a definitive statement on Bailly’s future but it does suggest that the Ivorian is keen to have more clarity over where he fits in the pecking order under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
At the moment, the centre-half is out injured once more, having picked up a muscular problem, which has kept him out of United’s last six games in all competitions. He is, though, expected to return shortly after the international break.
Bailly has started three of the six games when he has been fit this season and it’s expected he’ll continue to battle Victor Lindelof for a place alongside captain Harry Maguire in the centre of defence.