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Man Utd Transfer News: as Napoli Eyes Bailey as Koulibaly's replacement

Napoli eyeing Bailly

Image: Bailey during a match clash with Liverpool

According to reports, Napoli are reportedly monitoring the signature of man Utd defender, Eric Bailly as Koulibaly's replacement.

The 31-year-old is expected to complete medical on Thursday with his new club Chelsea, after confirmation from the Italian transfer Guru, Fabrizio Romano that a fee has been agreed with Napoli .

The Serie A Titans are claimed to be eyeing the Ivorian and United's defender Erick Bailey who has emerged as one of a number of defensive target to replace the void left by the Senegalese centre-back this summer.

According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Napoli have identified a number of potential replacements for the Blues-bound Koulibaly, and United squad player Bailly is high up on the list,

Especially with positive ongoing talks with Ajax over Lisandro Martinez , the Red Devils who could look to cash in on the 28-year-old defender this summer.

The Ivorian international is currently on pre season campaign with Erik ten Hag's team in Australia and featured in the Red Devils win 4-0 win over Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday. The defender is also set to feature in pre season clash with Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.

Under the stewardship of ,Bailly was below United's pecking order with the likes of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane all ahead of him and the imminent arrival of Lisandro Martinez this summer will see the centre-back's hopes of outflanking the mentioned defenders die completely and this will force the defender to consider a summer move with hopes of enough games times.

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