Breaking: Eric Bailly sealing shock move to Arsenal

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The Manchester United centre back has been linked with a January move to the Emirates – but it’s understood no direct contact has been made between the clubs.

The Gunners, who host United in the FA Cup on Friday, were reported to have enquired about taking the centre-back on loan with the intention of signing him on a permanent deal, but were knocked back by the Red Devils.

Bailly has featured in eight Premier League games this season, but only one of those appearances has come under Solskjaer.

The 24-year-old’s contract expires in June 2020, though there is an option to extend it for another two years, and talk of a move away from Old Trafford comes as no shock to Solskjaer.

“I’m not surprised if [Arsenal] do [want him] to put it that way but that’s just one of those things there’s always speculation,” Solskjaer told reporters. “It’s not a big surprise.”

The former Villarreal defender is not the only one whose future remains uncertain.

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