Evra tells Man Utd he wants to leave

Patrice Evra is understood to have told Manchester United he wants to leave the club this summer, ESPN has reported.

Juventus are said to have made an approach for the left-back, who is thought to want to leave Manchester as his family have become unhappy in the area. Evra signed a new contract with United in May but United are understanding of the situation, it’s believed, and are unlikely to stand in the way of the 32-year-old.

United are interested in Juventus’ Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal but there’s no prospect of a part-exchange deal, ESPN add. Evra will instead move for a small fee and could be replaced at Old Trafford by Switzerland international Ricardo Rodriguez.

Luke Shaw has moved to the Red Devils but United let Alex Buttner join Dinamo Moscow and, if Evra is to depart, will need back-up to and competition for the young England international.

Evra has been a United player since a January 2006 move from Monaco and has played in Italy before, starting his professional career at Marsala, and later playing for Monza before returning to France.

He has played more than 350 games for United, claiming, among other trophies, five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

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