Eric Bailly replacement? Deal Almost Agreed to replace Man United star with Arsenal target in shocking New Year move

As per Italian media reports, Premier League side Manchester United are weighing up a move to land Juventus star Mehdi Benatia to solve their crisis in defense under Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho.
The Daily Mirror quoted a report via Tuttosport that claims the Red Devils remain keen on African star despite having been connected with the defender previously.

The same report suggest that the 20-time champions are seeking to sign a “ball-playing” central defender to address their defensive problems.

As per the same report, the Red Devils view the 31-year-old defender as a cheaper option to the manager’s favoured centre-half acquisition, Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire.

There can be few argument that United require defensive signings after a hesitant Premier League start at the back this season.

The Red Devils have already let slip 18 goals in 11 League matches, while United have only managed a victory in their opening three UEFA Champions League matches.

United head coach Jose Mourinho has spent over £60million on central defenders since he took charge as head coach of the Old Trafford club from Dutch tactician Louis van Gaal last summer.

Ivorian defender Eric Bailly proved a major hit in his debut campaign at Old Trafford but has heavily struggled over the past 2-years to raise several questions marks about his United future.

The Premier League giant will lock horns with Moroccoan international Benetia and Serie A champions Juventus in their next UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday when Jose’s men look to come out victorious in their third successive visit to Turin.