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Two Man Utd players do not return for pre-season training amid exit plans

Manchester United duo Alex Telles and Eric Bailly have not reported for pre-season training as they prepare to leave the club, Manchester Evening News claim.

United players who were on international duty last month returned to training yesterday, but the group did not include Telles and Bailly.

The duo spent last season on loan with Sevilla and Marseille respectively, but neither of those clubs were interested in a permanent deal.

Sevilla had no option to buy Telles. The La Liga outfit are currently in a difficult financial situation.

Meanwhile, Marseille signed Bailly with an obligation to buy based on a couple of conditions.

While they qualified for the Champions League, the Ivorian did not play the required games for the €6 million buy clause to be triggered.

Telles and Bailly are now expected to leave United in the coming weeks, and they won’t be part of the pre-season tour of the United States.

The former is currently the subject of interest from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

United will be hoping to secure decent fee for Telles

Telles had a reasonably good season with Sevilla last term. He made 38 appearances for the La Liga outfit, contributing three assists in the process.

The Brazil international started the Europa League final against Roma and played 95 minutes. The Andalusian club eventually won penalties.

United have no plans of triggering the one-year extension clause on his contract expiring next summer, and will be hoping to secure a decent transfer fee.

Al Nassr have expressed an interest in Telles, and United could look to recoup most of the €15 million paid to sign him from Porto in the summer of 2020.

The Saudi giants are currently banned from signing players due to a settlement dispute with Ahmed Musa, but that is expected to be resolved soon.

Meanwhile, Bailly looks likely to leave for a nominal fee. United value him at just €2.3m.

Their stance could change with Saudi interest but as things stand, they are yet to receive any offers.

Real Betis have an eye on the former Villarreal man, but are not willing to pay his weekly wages.

If United don’t receive any bids for him, it is more likely that he will walk out on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of next season.

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