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Man Utd Defender Targeted As Lovren Replacement

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Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are reportedly eyeing a move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly as a possible replacement for top transfer target Dejan Lovren.

Croatian World Cup star Lovren plays his club football for reigning European champions, Liverpool.

Dejan Lovren was part of the Croatian national team that surprised a lot of football fans by reaching the final of last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament.

Lovren and Croatia were beaten 4-2 by eventual champions France.

AC Milan want to sign Dejan Lovren this summer but they have baulked at the £18m asking price from Liverpool.

According to Italian news outlet, Tuttosport, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is the new target for AC Milan who want to sign a new centre back this summer.

Eric Bailly has battled several injury problems during his time at Old Trafford and the latest report from the Daily Telegraph confirmed that Manchester United are open to his sale.

He has one year left on his current deal at Manchester United.

Bailly had signed a four-year contract when he joined the Red Devils from Spanish La Liga club, Villarreal.

Apart from Ivorian international Eric Bailly, AC Milan are also eyeing alternatives like Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) and Matija Nastatic (Schalke 04).

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