The Red Devils are attempting to offload some high-earners in order to create finances for more incomings before the transfer window closes.
Bailly is now low down the Man United pecking order and is unlikely to get any minutes unless he moves on.
Ten Hag prefers Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and now Jonny Evans.
The Ivorian joined Manchester United for £30 million in 2016, but he has never lived up to his full potential at Old Trafford.
Bailly has totaled 113 appearances for the Red Devils. He spent last season on loan with Marseille, appearing in 23 games across all competitions.
The centre-back struggled for form at the French club, but it appears that they are interested in signing him on a permanent basis, which is good news for Manchester United.
Bailly, according to Sky Sports News, is ‘not part of Ten Hag’s plans’ and is ‘on pace’ to join Marseille this summer.
Marseille have yet to make an official offer, but are said to be ‘pushing’ to keep the player and ‘are likely to formalise their interest in the coming days’.
Man United are unlikely to return anything close to the £30 million they invested for Bailly.
Ten Hag hopes to put the proceeds from Bailly’s sale to good use. He is currently on the lookout for a new midfielder as well as a new defense.
Sofyan Amrabat has long been seen as Manchester United’s top midfield target. However, Liverpool are definitely in the running for his signature, so a bidding war for the Fiorentina star might erupt in the last days of the transfer window.
In terms of new defenders, Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo appears to be the most likely acquisition for Manchester United at the moment.
According to reports, Todibo is ‘nearing’ a transfer to Old Trafford, with Nice asking a sum of around £34 million for his talents.
The 23-year-old would surely be an improvement over Bailly, so it will be intriguing to see if Manchester United completes the purchase of Todibo after moving Bailly to Marseille as predicted.