MANCHESTER UNITED star Eric Bailly has recommended Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie to Jose Mourinho.

The 20-year-old – who is also being targeted by Chelsea and Real Madrid – is international teammates with the United defender.

Mourinho sent scouts to the African Cup of Nations to watch Kessie, and they were impressed with his performances.

A United source said: “Bailly has flagged his international pal Kessie to the club. He thinks he could be the new Yaya.