Eric Bailly’s future at Manchester United is still up in the air according to The Independent.
They report that United staff are torn over whether or not the Ivorian is good enough to succeed at Old Trafford, amid strong speculation that they will bring in a big-name centre-back in the summer.
Bailly was hailed as the solution to United’s defensive issues when Jose Mourinho made him his first signing for the club in a £30million deal in the summer of 2016.
But the former Villarreal man has suffered from fitness and form issues at Old Trafford, both under Mourinho and current interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 24-year-old was widely criticised for his display in a 3-2 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion in August, while he was sent off in his first appearance under Solskjaer against Bournemouth in December.
Since that dismissal he has made just one league start under the Norwegian.
Bailly has several fans among the club’s staff and fans, but he is seen as the most likely to make way if the club bring in the target they want in the summer.
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Sampdoria’s Joachim Andersen and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar are seen as the three top targets, with the latter potentially the most likely signing as per that Independent report.