Red Devils are ready to offload injury-prone Bailly to League rivals Arsenal

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to offload injury-prone Ivorian Eric Bailly to Premier League rivals Arsenal this transfer window season as long as they can get back the £30million they paid for the defender.

His lack of pure and good form has continued to go down as the Premier took to the last stages in the season especially under Gunnar which has resulted into him playing fewer matches, His injury issues are also the other reason the Red Devils want him out.

The centre back picked injury recently which is going to see him out of play for the remainder of the season which is only a match away from ending but it is also a big blow for his national team who are playing the AFCON which is expected to begin in June 21st.

The Ivorian joined United in 2016 from Villarreal as Jose Mourinho’s first signing at the club and his form was encouraging during an impressive debut campaign.

However, injuries and a drastic drop in form have seen Bailly plummet down the pecking order at Old Trafford and the 25-year-old is questioning his future at the Theatre of Dreams.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to settle on a centre-back partnership since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho and Bailly’s injury problems have made it hard for the Norwegian to warm to the defender.

While Bailly possesses main of the traits Solskjaer wants in a centre-back, his injury record makes him an unreliable partner for Victor Lindelof.

Arsenal has been alerted to Bailly’s availability and is ready to test United’s resolve to keep him in the summer as the search for a long-term replacement for Laurent Koscielny, who is set to leave the club in 2020.

Solskjaer won’t block Bailly’s exit and though the club would rather the defender moved abroad, the Norwegian’s willing to let the defender join a direct rival.

Arsenal’s transfer budget could be boosted by around £25m should they gain entry into the Champions League with a win in the Europa League final United want to recoup the £30m they paid for Bailly almost three years ago and the club expect La Liga sides to compete with Arsenal for the 25-year-old’s signature.

The Red Devils feared a knee injury sustained by Bailly during a 1-1 draw against Chelsea last month would rule him out for six months but the defender is expected to return in pre-season and is available for transfer.

Bailly is expected to be one of a number of significant departures at Old Trafford this summer with the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata all set to leave.

Solskjaer sees no future for Alexis Sanchez at the club but United may have to take a significant financial hit to get the Chilean off the books. United will also listen to offers for Romelu Lukaku.

Despite all these, it is only Ander Herrera whose exit has been officially announced with going round that Mata had his contract extended for a year but it is true that most of these players will be leaving Trafford come next season

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