Following the initial reports about AC Milan’s interest in the Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Italian website Calcio Mercato brings an update on the situation.

Instead of feeding the claims which said that the Rossoneri are planning a move for the player in January, the outlet actually takes it easy.

Calcio Mercato claims there’s been no contacts from Milan for Bailly so far, even though he could turn out to be a good signing for the club, who are looking for a new central defender.

On Manchester United’s side, the website claims that they would demand at least €30m for the defender. That’s considered to be an ‘important economic effort’ for Milan, and that’s why the possibility of a loan with an obligatory buying clause isn’t ruled out.

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Calcio Mercato reports this is a situation that could develop in the next few weeks, but now it’s no more than a ‘simple suggestion’.

This just seems to be a rumour doing the rounds at the moment, without anything concrete behind it. Should Manchester United make Bailly available for loan then there’ll surely be interest, but that seems an unlikely step.