Bailly has struggled to hold down a place in the starting XI at Old Trafford ever since his £30million move.
The first signing of the ill-fated Jose Mourinho era has only played 74 games in three seasons with United, though the injury has played a significant part in his time on t
A loan move to Arsenal has been mooted for the 25-year-old, who suffered knee ligament damage in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea last month.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has been a long-term admirer of the centre-back, who first came on his radar during his time in charge of Sevilla.
And the Spaniard will be able to get his hands on him this summer, but only if United recoup the £30million they spent acquiring his services three years ago.
The Metro claim Solskjaer won’t stand in Bailly’s way if he opts to play in the Premier League but would prefer for him to move abroad.
Bailly is expected to be one of a host of summer departures from Old Trafford, the first being former Athletic Bilbao ace Ander Herrera.
The Spaniard is understood to have agreed a deal to join French champions Paris Saint-Germain and his departure was announced by United on Twitter on Saturday morning.
“This is not an easy day or an easy decision, but sometimes in life you have to take decisions,” he told the club’s official website. “Sometimes the timing is just not right and you have to move on.
“I don’t want to be sad, I want to thank all the fans for all they have done for me in the last five years. I have enjoyed so much playing for this club, I have felt so privileged to represent this club every time I have done it.”
Manchester United play their final game of the season tomorrow afternoon, welcoming Cardiff City to Old Trafford.
It’s understood under-pressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to offload the Ivorian as he deems him to be surplus to requirements.