Man United planning contract talks with 25-year-old – report
Man United want to hand Eric Bailly a new deal despite his poor injury record, say reports
Manchester United are set to hold talks with Eric Bailly about extending his contract, according to reports in the British media.
The Sun is reporting that the Red Devils are ready to hold discussions with the 25-year-old defender despite his less-than-favourable injury record.
The Ivory Coast international is currently out sidelined until January after picking up a serious knee injury in a pre-season clash with the Red Devils.
Bailly’s current contract at Manchester United is due to expire next summer, meaning that he could potentially leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
However, the story says that Manchester United are keen to tie down Bailly to a new deal, despite the summer signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
According to the article, Bailly has a clause in his current deal with the Red Devils that would allow them to extend his contract by a further two years.
Bailly would be free to speak to foreign clubs about a potential move away from Old Trafford in the January transfer window if he does not sign a new deal before then.
The story says that a number of clubs, including Arsenal, expressed an interest in signing Bailly in the summer.