Manchester United have begun negotiations on a new contract for Eric Bailly.
According to The Mirror, Eric Bailly is in line for a new contract at United.
The Ivory Coast international is currently out injured, and may not be available until after the new year.
He suffered medial knee ligament damage during a preseason game on the clubs tour of Austalia and the Far East.
The central defender’s current deal is rumoured to be worth 120,000 pounds a week and expires next summer.
While he has struggled with both form and injuries since his arrival, he is thought to be considered a player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to keep.
To the power brokers more important than that, is the 26 million pound fee they paid Valencia for him.
The idea of a player that is only 25 years of age walking away on a free is not something they want to even consider.
Arsenal’s conducted a very public hunt for new centre-backs this summer. Bailly was one of those rumoured to be on their wanted list, until his injury.
There has been talk of a two-year option to extend on his contract, but nothing about those details has been confirmed.
When fit he is considered the first choice back up to Lindelof and Maguire.
“The club want Eric to stay and are looking for talks about an extension.”
“We don’t want to lose him on a free transfer next summer. It’s just down to both parties agreeing to everything.”
“His injury record isn’t a major concern for us. We just think he has been unlucky with everyone over the last few years.”
“Ole is a fan of the player and we’re going to convince him to stay, at least that is the plan at present.”