According to ESPN, Manchester United are looking to capitalize on the extended transfer windows in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to facilitate moves for Eric Bailly and Donny van de Beek.
After parting ways with 13 players this summer, including loan departures for Brandon Williams, Alvaro Fernandez, and Mason Greenwood, more exits could be on the horizon.
The summer transfer windows in Turkey and Saudi Arabia are still open, until September 15 and September 7 respectively, providing an opportunity for additional outgoings.
Bailly and Van de Beek are currently not in the club’s plans and are expected to depart.
Eric Bailly faced demotion last summer when he declined a reserve role, leading to a loan spell at Marseille.
Despite a conditional buy clause from the French club, the center-back didn’t make the required appearances for the obligation to be triggered.
With his contract set to expire next summer, United are ready to let him go. However, the issue of his high salary could be a hurdle as he has been linked with Besiktas.
Donny van de Beek, on the other hand, turned down a season-long loan to Lorient even after a deal was struck with United.
Galatasaray is currently negotiating with United for a possible loan, following an initial rejected bid of £1 million on deadline day.
The two players were acquired by Manchester United for £30m and £35m respectively. While Bailly had some moments of brilliance, Van de Beek’s stint has been less successful.