Newly promoted facet Fulham have submitted a bid for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.
In keeping with Soccer Insider, the Cottagers are curious about including the 28-year-old to their defensive ranks as they appear to bolster their backline in a bid to beat the drop.
Fulham nonetheless face robust competitors for the Ivorian’s signature from Spanish facet Sevilla who’re additionally eager to land Alex Telles in a double swoop.
The Sevillistas Rojiblancos are eager on the defensive pair, who’re deemed surplus to necessities by Erik ten Hag, as direct replacements for Jules Kounde who joined Barcelona.
The West London membership, as per Soccer Insider, are hellbent on signing confirmed centre-backs, additionally lining up West Ham’s Issa Diop and Chelsea’s Malang Sarr as doable targets.
Jose Mourinho can also be mentioned to retain an curiosity in a reunion with Bailly at Roma, though the Italian giants are prioritizing different goal areas earlier than making a powerful push for the United defender, who prolonged his contract in April final 12 months.
Bailly, who’s a fan favorite, barely performed for United final season underneath each former supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim boss Ralf Rangnick, with each preferring a centre-back pairing of skipper Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
It might be argued that the arrival of Lisandro Martinez is the ultimate nail within the coffin for Bailly’s hopes of turning into an everyday starter underneath the brand new man within the Outdated Trafford dugout.
Martinez’s arrival could imply that the 28-year-old falls additional down the pecking order and as such, a transfer away seeking first-team minutes might be in one of the best curiosity of the participant.
The Ivory Coast worldwide has been at Outdated Trafford for six years, making 113 appearances in that point.
His spell on the membership has been downcast with quite a few accidents and niggles which have saved him on the sidelines a number of occasions in his United profession.
Bailly would characterize the second signing from United for Fulham, who already picked up playmaker Andreas Pereira in an £8.5m transfer a month in the past. It stays to be seen whether or not a transfer to the London membership – or certainly to Sevilla – materializes, or if the participant is granted an opportunity to struggle for his profession on the Theatre of Goals.