Eric Bailly could now stay at Manchester United this summer after all.
According to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, the 29-year-old is now unlikely to join Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr in the summer transfer window.
He has also decided not to pursue a move to Besiktas after receiving an offer from the Turkish giants.
United signed the Ivory Coast international from Villarreal in 2016 for around £30 million (BBC). However, Bailly has failed to live up to the hype that accompanied his move to Old Trafford.
Rumours have been rife that the centre-back’s time with Man United could be coming to an end.
However, it seems like he could stay in Manchester beyond the end of the summer transfer window.
Eric Bailly set for Saudi U-turn
The Sky Sports reporter has just taken to Twitter to provide an update on the future of the Ivorian.
And Sheth has suggested that, as things stand, the defender remains a Man United player:
So who knows? Perhaps Eric Bailly will remain at Old Trafford for at least one more season.
He is out of contract with United next summer, although the club do have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.
Calciomercato claimed that Man United could be prepared to sell Bailly for just £7m. However, there is every chance the defender could stay at the club.
That said, it wouldn’t be a shock at all if he does leave Old Trafford for pastures new over the next couple of weeks or so.
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