The Manchester United hierarchy is bracing for the fallout after the team’s players were allowed to leave their homeland for the Premier League with a reported salary of around £25 million.
The move follows the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Juventus for a fee in the region of £35 million, with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Eric Bailly and Marcus Rashford all set to depart as well.
United’s top-class squad is due to travel to Turkey in the coming weeks, with former striker Eric Baillie the latest to be linked with the Premier Leagues club.
The former England international has been linked with a move to Manchester United, with a deal for the 25-year-old not yet agreed.
However, despite the transfer being expected to be completed by the end of the week, the club are set to hold off on signing the Belgian international.
With United currently holding their Premier League title, the Belgian has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs in recent weeks, including Leicester City, West Ham United and Manchester City.
In order to avoid any delay, the United hierarchy have agreed to hold talks with the Belgium international to secure his future.
However Baillies representatives have now confirmed the former Chelsea forward will not join the club on a permanent basis.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Baillys agent David Cunliffe said: “The club have been in contact with him, he’s still a United player, we’ve spoken to him and we’re all very happy that he’s staying.”
“We’re delighted with the situation and we wish him all the best.
The club is focused on getting the best out of the player and getting him the best contract possible.”
Baillies move to the Premier league comes after he was left out of Mourinho’s squad for the Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
However United will not be able to retain the player if he does not sign a new deal.
The 26-year old has a contract with United until the end the 2019/20 season.
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