Man Utd transfers: Eric Bailly still wanted by Premier League side amid interest from Europe
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It was widely reported at the beginning of July that the London club were keen on luring Bailly to Craven Cottage, and despite a deal not being concluded since, Fulham remain keen on the 28-year-old.
However, the centre-back is not convinced the Cottagers are the right club for him at this stage of his career and feels he can play for a side competing in Europe this season.
Fulham are also unable to offer Bailly anywhere near the sort of wages he’s currently on at Old Trafford, an issue which has impacted a number of potential outgoings from United this summer.
There is also interest in Bailly from Europe, with Roma and Sevilla keen on the Ivory Coast international.
The latter would be willing to bring Bailly in on a permanent basis and are keen to find a replacement for Diego Carlos, who moved to Aston Villa earlier this window.
Meanwhile, Roma are currently not in a position to sign him, although that could change if they manage to sell players in the coming weeks.
ManchesterWorld has been told the huge wages given to Paulo Dybala have impacted Roma’s ability to sign Bailly permanently, but a loan move remains possible.
Regardless, it seems unlikely the former Villarreal man will be at United by the time the window closes, with the Red Devils willing to sell him along with fellow defenders Phil Jones and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Bailly, it appears, has also dropped to fifth choice in Erik ten Hag’s plans following the arrival of Lisandro Martinez, with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane also preferred at the heart of defence.
United’s No.3 made just seven first-team appearances last season, with only four coming in the Premier League.