Leighton Baines to replace Monaco bound Patrice Evra

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Patrice Evra is on the verge of re-joining former club AS Monaco to pave the way for Everton star Leighton Baines to join Manchester United.

According to the Mirror, Evra’s wife wants to return to France and this could prompt the 32-year-old to become the latest big name signing to join the free-spending principality club.

The report goes on to say new Manchester United manager David Moyes is likely to move for his former charge at Goodison Park in a bid to bring some competition to the left-back spot.

Fabio da Silva is coming back to the club from his loan spell at QPR and Dutchman Alex Buttner will be looking to improve on his appearances tally from last season.

All this means much greater competition for Evra and a lucrative offer from Monaco could be very enticing.

The report claims Monaco are ready to offer in the region of £10million for the France international and that Manchetser United would almost certainly accept such an offer.

Evra moved to Old Trafford from Monaco in 2006 for £5.5million and has been one of the best full-backs in the Premier League in that time.

Monaco’s Russian billionaire owner Dmity Rybolovlev has been pumping cash into recruitment since the club achieved promotion back to Ligue 1.

He has already spent in the region of £115million to land Atletico Madrid hotshot Radamel Falcao – who was chased by many of Europe’s top clubs – as well as Porto stars Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez.

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