According to reports in Italy, the Milan red and blacks are trying to bring the talented Manchester United defender, Eric Bailey, closer to the team. The 27-year-old is currently engaged with his national team, Ivory Coast, for the African Cup of Nations. However, this has not stopped the rumors about the future of the player.
According to Sky Italy, Milan executives think Bailey is the ideal player to strengthen the squad this January market. But if the transfer is not formalized, the red and blacks are again inclined to look for the defender's card in the summer. However, Milan has under its radar and other alternatives, in case the "Bailey" scenario does not materialize.
Manchester City's Nathan Ake, Arsenal's Pablo Marie and Chelsea's Malang Sar are other options, but United center-back remains number one on the Italians' list.
But what is the player's own desire?
Bailey knows full well that space for him at United is limited. The moment Rafael Varane returns to his 100% after the injury, the 27-year-old will most likely be on the bench of the "Red Devils". Previous reports have suggested that Eric wants to fight for his place in the English, but now it seems the situation has changed.
Meanwhile at United, it has recently been rumored that Anthony Martial is also heading away. The Frenchman has already openly expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford, and for several weeks it was rumored that Barcelona was interested in the striker's services. But now it seems the Catalans have somewhat lost their interest.
In the letters there is still a possible exchange between Dembele and Martial, but everything is still in the gossip stage, with nothing concrete between the parties.