– Pau Torres could be on his way to Manchester United next year
– The Red Devils are looking for a quality partnership for Harry Maguire
– They will have to contend with Tottenham and Arsenal who are also interested
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Manchester United are reportedly planning to trade Eric Bailly for Villarreal’s Pau Torres in a bid to fix their leaky defense.
The Red Devils are still shopping for a quality partner for their £80 million signing Harry Maguire who seems to have been under immense pressure since he joined them in 2019.
However, apart from sending the Ivorian defender to the Spanish League side, they will also have to trigger Torres’s £60 million clause, a figure United are not too keen to meet.
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Bailly has made fewer appearances under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer this term and the Norwegian is hoping he can use the defender as bait to lure the Spaniard to Old Trafford.
Pau Torres in action for his La Liga side Villarreal against Real Madrid.
Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto.
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The 26-year-old was part of the players Jose Mourinho signed when he was named Man United boss in 2016 in a deal around £30m.
He made an impressive start under the Portuguese handler s they won the Europa League and the EFL Cup in their debut season. He has now failed to replicate the form since then.
Both Bailly and Phil Jones are on the automatic list of players to be offloaded by the Premier League outfit SunSport.
Meanwhile, it gets difficult for United to use the Ivorian a bait for Torres since Arsenal and Spurs have been linked with a move for him.
Bioreports earlier reported that Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has been named GQ Magazine’s Campaigner of the Year award for feeding vulnerable children.
The 23-year-old also features on the cover of the winter edition of the tabloid due to be released next week.
He started his charity project in full during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier this year.
And he has also influenced the UK government to make a U-turn as Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed to fund an extra £400million of free school meals in November.
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