Reported Tottenham summer target Eric Bailly set to be offered new Manchester United deal - report

Manchester United's Ivorian defender Eric Bailly arrives ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's stadium...

The Ivory Coast defender was said to be on Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino's radar after the 2018-19 Premier League season finished.

Eric Bailly of Manchester United looks dejected in defeat after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Manchester United and Sevilla FC at Old Trafford on March 13,...

Reported Tottenham Hotspur summer target Eric Bailly is set to be offered a new contract by Manchester United, according to a report in The Sun.

In May, the Daily Star claimed that Mauricio Pochettino was keen on the Ivory Coast international, viewing him as a suitable replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

The outlet had also suggested that Spurs were looking to lock horns with North London rivals Arsenal for Bailly's services, the player said to have been keen on leaving Old Trafford.

 

Fast-forward three months and both Alderweireld and Bailly are still at their respective clubs and unlikely to leave this summer now that the English transfer window has shut and no replacements can be bought until January.

Bailly's contract is set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season as things stand and, given his poor injury record during his time at Man United - he is currently out until January - there could well have been doubts over his future at Old Trafford.

Eric Bailly of Manchester United, Chris Smalling of Manchester United and  Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg...

The Sun, however, claims that the 25-year-old has a clause in his contract, which means that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could extend his deal by two years - something which the club reportedly plans to do so as to not lose him for nothing next summer.

Man United signed Bailly in the summer of 2016 from Spanish club for a fee reported by The Sun as being £26million, and has made 74 appearances for the Red Devils, according to Transfermarkt.

Manchester United's Ivorian defender Eric Bailly arrives ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's stadium...

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