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An absent Man Utd star is targeted by AC Milan, who hope to repeat the great success they experienced from a Chelsea deal.
United fans hoping for a smooth sailing in the era after Ole Gunnar Solskjær have already been disappointed. Performance on the pitch is overwhelming as United stars struggle to adapt to Ralf Rangnick’s demands.
A report from the mirror revealed Some Red Devils players doubted Rangnick’s tactics and style of play.
Furthermore, the newspaper named four of 11 players who are reportedly longing for a way out of Old Trafford.
One of the names was center-half, Eric Bailly. The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international has never been entrusted with a regular starting role since his £ 30million arrival from Villarreal in 2016.
Bailly was named in November of The Telegraph as a star who had ‘openly challenged’ Solskjær in the dressing room. The key to his complaints was the Norwegian’s insistence on choosing Harry Maguire in front of him despite the Englishman’s miserable form.
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Now according to Sky Italia (as translated by MilanNews.it), Bailly may soon be offered a way out to AC Milan. Via TheHardTackle, Milan have identified central defense as a primary target this month.
Milan are looking for defensive reinforcements after Simon Kjaer suffered an ACL injury. The resulting surgery has ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Bailly is a name that has been identified as a suitable replacement and ex-Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori serves as the plan of the deal.
AC previously loaned Tomori before buying him on a permanent basis six months later. Tomori has been a revelation at the San Siro, and Milan are hoping Bailly can make a similar impact.
The outlet states of Milan are looking for a loan with an option or obligation to buy. Alternatively, they could settle for just a direct loan. At present, any potential deal is still in its infancy.
But making a deal would both solve their defensive problem and free United from a player who seems to intend to leave.
Other Premier League stars Nathan Ake, Malang Sarr and Pablo Mari are also on Milan’s radar.
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Fernandes emphatically in response to Man Utd exit talk
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has been hit by media speculation linking him to a shocked move to Barcelona in January.
Fernandes has been the target of criticism this season for his antics on the pitch and tends to appeal referee decisions. United legend Gary Neville targeted the Portuguese during United’s disappointing draw against Newcastle at the end of December, Fernandes and Ronaldo brand “whingebags”.
The situation at Old Trafford has not improved since the tough performance. Yes, The mirror reviewed United’s locker room is broken due to concerns over interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s tactics and style of play.
This then led to speculation from the overseas media that linked Fernandes with a shocked January exit. Despite his subdued performances this season, the loss of Fernandes would be a crushing blow to the club.
Portuguese socket Sports TV (via goal), Fernandes reported ‘has been offered to Barca as his representatives seek to mediate a January transfer to the midfielder.’ But Fernandes has now dismissed such speculation with an emphatic statement on social media.
Fernandes took to Instagram to post (via the mirror): “And I thought we had changed the year a few days ago, and after all we are already April 1st, or is it again just bad journalism?”
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