MANCHESTER UNITED could allow Eric Bailly to leave on loan next season – with Valencia showing interest.

The Ivory Coast defender has been plagued with injuries throughout his Old Trafford career, including long-term knee problems.

The 26-year-old is a popular member of the Red Devils squad, and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a huge fan of his talents.

But Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are his preferred partnership, and there’s interest in bringing in another centre-back.

It is understood United want him to get some regular action, and that could mean him leaving on loan for first-team opportunities.

Spanish side Valencia have already made it clear they want Bailly for the entirety, if not part, or next season.

There has also been interest from clubs in Portugal, along with rumours of talks with Serie A sides over in Italy.