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Chelsea, Arsenal keeping tabs on Eric Bailly

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Bailly on Chelsea, Arsenal radar
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Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly monitoring the situation of Eric Bailly, who has struggled to command a starting role of late.

The Ivory Coast international has not featured for the club since the Manchester derby win last month and this has spread speculation over his future.

According to ESPN, both Chelsea and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Bailly as they seek to strengthen their respective central defensive departments in the summer.

Bailly has endured long-term injuries in his first two seasons with United but he is nevertheless regarded as a crucial figure in the first-team under Jose Mourinho.

When quizzed on Bailly's recent absence, Mourinho suggested his ambition to offer more gametime to players vying for World Cup spots and this should witness the defender sitting out for the remaining league games.

Bailly joined the Red Devils from Villareal in the summer of 2016 and he has since managed just over 50 appearances across all competitions for the club.