Manchester United appear likely to conclude a deal for Eric Bailly after Villarreal said they would not stand in the defender’s way.
Reports over the weekend suggested United had reached an agreement to sign the Ivory Coast centre-half for a fee in the region of £27.6million.
Such a figure would net Villarreal a profit of over £20million on a player they signed from Espanyol only 18 months ago and Villarreal director Fernando Roig Negueroles says the club would be willing to do a deal.
He told Marca: “There is a team that is very interested and if the three parties agree there will be no problems. If the player wants to leave and Manchester want to pay, we will reach an agreement.”
Bailly has made 40 Primera Division appearances since making his senior debut in October 2014. The 22-year-old has been capped 15 times by Ivory Coast and was part of their Africa Cup of Nations triumph in 2015.