Medical scheduled: Arsenal agreeing deal for CB

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Arsenal have been thwarted by Manchester United in their attempts to sign defender Eric Bailly on loan during the ongoing January transfer window.

The purses are tight and the need is high at Arsenal right now. One of the priority areas is central defence, where there is an actual lack of depth, owing mostly to injuries. According to Daily Mail, Arsenal had submitted an offer to take Manchester United defender Eric Bailly on loan for the rest of the season, an offer that has been swiftly rejected by the Red Devils.

The report iterates that Unai Emery intended to take Eric Bailly on loan for the rest of the season owing to a tightened budget. The manager intended to insert a buyout clause which would enable Arsenal to make the move permanent in the summer.

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