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AC Milan after Manchester United defender Eric Bailly in attempt to increase squad depth.

The Manchester United defender no longer seems to be in the plans of Jose Mourinho

Lately, AC Milan is dealing with huge problems at the back. In last Sunday’s clash against Udinese, the Rossoneri kept their first league clean sheet in 18 league games. This shows the defense needs to be reorganized as Milan desperately need to qualify for the Champions League, there is a lot of competition for a spot in the top four. Leonardo has reportedly identified Eric Bailly as a possible signing to reinforce the back line as many issues lurk at AC Milan.

Mateo Musacchio and Alessio Romagnoli have been the two main central defenders this season. Only last Sunday Milan have gotten their first league clean sheet this season, all the other clubs in Serie A have already done so. Although the defenders are top players, more depth and talent should be added to the squad.

Cristian Zapata is set to leave the club next summer meaning that Milan will need to buy another defender. Eric Bailly could be the perfect option to strengthen the team. The 24-year-old has been successful in his Manchester United career, though he’s currently going through tough times. He has been relegated to the bench and is publicly criticized by Jose Mourinho, meaning that he could seek a departure.

He would certainly add something special to the squad. Milan are looking for someone that can give everything for the club. Bailly has only made 5 appearances for Man United this season, though he averages 3 clearances per game. He’s not getting enough playing time to show his true worth, which is another factor that can shift him towards Italy.

The Ivorian could be looking for a new challenge. England hasn’t been going well for him this season while in Milan, a center back is needed to reinforce the squad. He could be at AC Milan very soon in attempt to get his career back on track.