Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is considering a move to Saudi Arabia amid advice from Cristiano Ronaldo.

United would sure love to move defender Bailly on permanently this summer after a loan spell at Marseille last season.

Bailly now appears to have two suitors in Saudi Arabia, at least according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

Sheth claims on Twitter that Bailly is in talks with two clubs over a potential move to the Middle East.

The proposals on the table are worth around £20million over three years, which works out to around £130,000-a-week.

Cristiano Ronaldo playing a role in Eric Bailly exit

Sheth intriguingly claims that Bailly has been spoken to by Cristiano Ronaldo as he considers his future.

The former United striker – now with Al Nassr – has been telling Bailly all about the league and lifestyle over in Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo left United last season as his contract was ripped up and he moved over to Saudi Arabia with Al Nassr.

Ronaldo has hist 14 goals in 19 games for Al Nassr but, more importantly for Saudi football, he has sparked an influx of big name signings.

The likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Neves, Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahrez are all part of the Saudi revolution.

Bailly could now join them and reunite with former United teammate Ronaldo in the process.

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Who could sign Bailly?

Sheth’s claims that two Saudi Arabian clubs certainly tie in with reports from Fabrizio Romano this weekend.

Romano suggested on Twitter that Al Nassr – Ronaldo’s club – have approached Bailly about a deal.

Romano added that Steven Gerrard wants to bring Bailly to Saudi Arabia with Al Ettifaq.

We would imagine that the conversations with Ronaldo will give Al Nassr the upper hand.

Al Ettifaq may not be quite as appealing but United won’t mind; they will just want to see Bailly move on some seven years since paying £30million to sign him from Villarreal.

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