According to Samuel Luckhurst, a tier-two journalist, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have ‘told their teammates’ they intend to leave Manchester United this summer.
Luckhurst understands United want to sign a new center-back in the transfer window, leading to doubts over the duo’s future.
Both Bailly and Jones have started merely a handful of games this season, falling behind the likes of Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Raphael Varane.
Bailly reportedly ‘resents’ the fact that Maguire has started over him despite under-performing on several occasions.
Jones, meanwhile, has found himself struggling for regular opportunities after recovering from a long-term knee injury.
Senior figures at the club ‘privately accept’ that extending deals for Bailly and Jones were a mistake, leaving the door open to a potential exit.