Manchester United could miss out on Brazilian defender Filipe Luis, with Spanish sources cited by talkSPORT suggesting that the Atletico Madrid star would prefer a move to Monaco over the Premier League champions.
28-year-old Luiz, who has four senior international caps for his country and was part of the squad that romped to Confederations Cup glory on home turf last summer, moved to the Vicente Calderon from Deportivo la Coruna back in 2011 and has become a mainstay of the side under Diego Simeone.
The left-back, who has made 19 appearances in La Liga for Atletico Madrid so far this season, was recently linked with Manchester United and Monaco, with the two clubs reportedly set to go head-to-head for his signature.
Manchester United, who are certainly experiencing a difficult first season under David Moyes and currently lie seventh in the Premier League and nine points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, appears as if they will be in the market for a new left-sided defender during the summer with Old Trafford stalwart likely to leave to the club.
Evra, the experienced Frenchman who actually joined Manchester United from Ligue 1 title chasers Monaco in 2006, has enjoyed a lot of success during his eight-year stint with the Red Devils yet is out of contract at the end of the season.
However, it appears as if Moyes now may have to move on from Luis - a player rated at the £20 million mark - to another target to fill the void.