We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 12:05 | 6/6/16

Villareal ready to sell Bailly to Man Utd

Red Devils linked with £27m bid

Villareal have admitted that they will be willing to sell Eric Bailly to Manchester United so long as the Old Trafford club pay what they want.

Weekend reports suggested the English club had agreed a fee of £27.6m - including add-ons - for the centre half with Bayern Munich and Chelsea also interested in the 22-year-old.

However, while Villarreal director Fernando Roig Negueroles admitted that the Spaniards are prepared to allow him leave, he hinted that a fee had not yet been agreed.

“There is a team that is very interested and if the three parties agree there will be no problems," he said. "If the player wants to leave and Manchester want to pay, we will reach an agreement.”

Bailly joined the Yellow Submarine from Espanyol only 18 months ago for a fee of approximately £5.5m and has appeared in La Liga 40 times.

The defender has earned 15 caps with Ivory Coast and was an integral part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations victory.

The position is one where Utd need reinforcements with Daley Blind believed to be consider more a left-back or defensive midfielder by new manager Jose Mourinho while Phil Jones has been consistently injured and failed to live up to the early hype.

City beat Monaco in thriller

01:26 | Today

Manchester City will take a two-goal advantage into their Champions League last 16 second-leg after overcoming Monaco 5-3 in a thrilling encounter at the Etihad...


Guardiola: We were 'mentally stable'

23:17 | 21/2/17

Pep Guardiola says he side were 'mentally stable' in their thrilling 5-3 win over Monaco in the last 16 of the Champions League at the Etihad stadium.


Shaw left out of Man Utd squad

16:52 | 21/2/17

Luke Shaw has not been included in the Manchester United squad for their Europa League second leg trip to St. Etienne.


Mourinho: No guarantee Rooney will stay

18:40 | 21/2/17

Jose Mourinho says he cannot guarantee Wayne Rooney will be at Manchester United next season.


Mourinho praised for Rashford care

12:15 | 21/2/17

Jose Mourinhop has been praised for the manner in which he has handled the development of Marcus Rashford.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.