Long-running transfer battle between Eric Bailly sparks concession as Manchester United move accepted

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly said ‘yes’ to a proposed exit this month, although the Red Devils’ strict demands could spoil the deal, according to a report.

The midfielder, 27, did not appear to have been in interim manager Ralph Rangnick’s plans. Billy is behind Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the standings. Phil Jones’ return to the first run put another obstacle in Billy’s path.

Various reports have revealed Bailey’s dissatisfaction with his situation at Old Trafford over the past few months. It was named by daily mirror As one of a number of stars seeking an imminent exit from their united nightmares.

Before that , Bailly was named in November by telegraph As one star, he “openly challenged” his former boss Solskjaer In the dressing room.

As such, talk of a loaned Milan exit began to escalate. The Rossoneri are looking forward to January reinforcements after Simon Keirer was injured at the end of the season.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently confirmed Milan’s interest in a loan switch. He added that talks had begun, but no final decision had been made yet.

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They state that Bailey is “saying yes” to the proposed move, though that doesn’t mean the deal is straightforward.

Milan is determined to avoid falling into “skirmishes” with United. Their previously stringent demands saw loan deals from Diogo Dalot to AC last summer and Anthony Martial to Seville this month during the fall.

As such, a straightforward loan deal is now put in place by Milan without the inclusion of an option or obligation to purchase. A loan with an option to buy – as Milan expertly negotiated with former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori – was their preferred option.

However, United are said to be determined to “raise as much money as possible immediately”. That will likely come in the form of loan fees and Milan support a large portion of Bayley’s wages.

This leaves the movement in flux with Milan that will require a good blessing from United before Bailly can leave.

Should AC go out of the move, it was reported that the Italian side simply “changed the target” to PSG’s Abdo Diallo. But for now at least, signing with Bailly remains Milan’s preferred path.


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Ronaldo calls for a change in Manchester United’s mentality

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo insists it is unacceptable for United to seek anything less than to finish the Premier League.

Asked if United can hope to bridge the gap between their top four rivals without the right thinking, Ronaldo said: “Impossible – I think that’s the main point.

“I don’t accept that our mentality is less than being in the top three in the Premier League.

“I think to build good things you sometimes have to destroy some things. So why not – a new year, a new life and I hope Manchester (United) is the level the fans want. They deserve it.

“We are able to change things now. I know the way but I won’t mention it here because I don’t think it’s ethical on my part to say it. What I can say is we can do better – all of us. Manchester (United) belongs to important things so we have to change that.

“I don’t want to be here to be sixth, seventh or fifth. I am here to try to win and compete. I think we are competing but we are not yet at our best. But we have a long way to improve. And I think if we change our mind, we can achieve big things.”

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