Eric Bailly: Roma boss Jose Mourinho interested in reunion with Manchester United defender | Football News

Roma and AC Milan are interested in signing Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.

Bailly was Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Manchester United in the summer of 2016 when he arrived from Villarreal for £30m.

While his plan is to fight for his place at United, it is thought Bailly will speak to manager Erik ten Hag about his potential game time.

If he feels his action will be limited, he would welcome the chance to speak to his former boss Mourinho if a suitable offer is made.

Manchester United's Eric Bailly during their Champions League group game against Atalanta on November 2 2021
Bailly has made 113 appearances in six years at Manchester United

Milan initially showed an interest in signing Bailly in the January transfer window but a move failed to materialise, with United not keen on loaning players out then.

The 28-year-old signed a contract extension last year and is due to remain at the club until 2024.

Sky Sports News understands that prior to signing the extension, Bailly feared the club were offering him a new contract in order to secure a larger transfer fee in the event of his departure.

In an interview with Sky Sports News last year, Bailly said: “I want to do more for this club, you know, because in my bad times the club has helped me about everything and I’m proud about this.”

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