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Roma coach Mourinho eyeing reunion with Man Utd defender Bailly

Roma coach Jose Mourinho is eyeing a reunion with Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.

The Special One made Bailly his first signing as Old Trafford boss, paying Villarreal £30million for the Ivory Coast ace in 2016.

Roma could lose United old boy Chris Smalling this summer, with the 31-year-old linked with a potential departure.

And Il Tempo suggests Mourinho could offer Bailly an emotional reunion at the Stadio Olimpico.

Bailly revealed a private phone call with his former boss in May after Mourinho parted company with the North London club.

The pair were reported to have enjoyed a warm relationship during the former Chelsea and Tottenham boss' time in charge at Old Trafford.

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