AC Milan are reportedly working on signing a new centre-back, with Manchester United’s Eric Bailly high on the priority list.
The Peoples Person reported the news a couple of days back when a number of Premier League centre-backs had been scouted ahead of a potential move to the club.
Bailly is reported to be unhappy with how many minutes he is getting on the pitch since he signed a new contract last April.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Bailly is the most feasible option ahead of a potential move this January.
The centre-back is currently away on international duty competing in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Raphael Varane hasn’t had the best of seasons in terms of injuries either, so losing a centre-back to another club would be risky at this stage.
However, Bailly could push for a move as he could replace the injured Milan star Simon Kjaer, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the first approach has started for the player but nothing has advanced as of now.
Abdou Diallo’s also a candidate in case Paris Saint-Germain will let him leave on loan. #ACMilan
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2022
He said on Twitter, “AC Milan are working to sign a new centre back. Eric Bailly, one of the names in the list – first approaches started for Man Utd player. Nothing advanced yet.”
The other centre-back mentioned who is also an option is Paris Saint-Germain’s Abdou Diallo.
It is not known whether the club will let the player leave midway through a difficult season but the Red Devils do have time to bring in a replacement if Ralf Rangnick decides to let him go.
Romano later tweeted:
Eric Bailly future will be decided soon. AC Milan are interested in him as potential new centre back on loan, talks opened – no final decision has been made yet. 🔴🇨🇮 #ACMilan
Manchester United are waiting for further direct contacts with AC Milan in the coming hours/days.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 12, 2022
“Eric Bailly future will be decided soon. AC Milan are interested in him as potential new centre back on loan, talks opened – no final decision has been made yet. 🔴🇨🇮 #ACMilan
Manchester United are waiting for further direct contacts with AC Milan in the coming hours/days.”