AC Milan plans to move in January for undefeated defender Eric Bailly of Manchester United, who fears he has lost the confidence of Jose Mourinho
- Eric Bailly has fallen out of favor with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
- Bailly was criticized for failing to defeat Brighton and fell behind
- The Ivorian center has not played since beating Newcastle United on 6 October
- AC Milan has "expressed interest" to sign Bailly in January
Adam Shergold for MailOnline
AC Milan is planning a January move for Manchester United defender Manchester United, Eric Bailly, as the Ivorian is looking for more time than Old Trafford.
Bailly, who had tasted 30 million pounds sterling at the signing of Villarreal in 2016, has not come on 19 October in a 3-2 win over Newcastle United on 6 October.
The 24-year-old center-back was an unused substitute in United's games against Chelsea and Juventus before Jose Mourinho left the squad for their last games against Everton and Bournemouth.
AC Milan plans a January move for Eric Bailly (center)
The Ivorian defender fears he has fallen out of favor with United coach Jose Mourinho
According to ESPN, talks about a new contract for Bailly have not started yet, and Milan has joined some Premier League sides to express an interest.
The Italian club wants to extend its defensive options in January, with Inter Milan in the middle, Milan Skrinar and Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham, other candidates.
Bailly watched from the stands after he had not come to United in Bournemouth
Bailly traveled with United to Vitality Stadium, but was not included in the squad
While Bailly is happy enough with United, he fears he has lost the manager's confidence in the mistakes he made in England's 3-2 defeat in Brighton in August.
He then played just two minutes before the game in Newcastle in the Premier League, before he sat down again in disgrace.
Nonetheless, Bailly will join the United squad, which will travel to Turin on Wednesday night in the Champions League with Juventus.