Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been offered a new three-year contract by Red Devils chiefs as they bid to persuade an experienced star to stay and fight for his place next season, according to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Evra's long-term future has been undecided for some time now, with his current deal at Old Trafford expiring in June and no sign of an agreement over fresh terms.
United have been persistently linked with Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, but Di Marzio is adamant that the French international is still very much part of United's plans for next season and beyond.
The 32-year-old has featured 44 times for United in all competitions this season, very much preferred to left-back rival Alexander Buttner by now former manager David Moyes, with Red Devils chiefs reportedly convinced that he still has something to offer next year.
Inter Milan are still hoping to persuade Evra that he should join current United captain Nemanja Vidic at the San Siro, but if contract reports are true the Nerazzurri will likely be frustrated in their search to sign another experienced campaigner.
Deciding to sack Moyes is likely to have no impact on United's plans to press ahead with a widespread squad overhaul when the current campaign closes, although it's still unclear whether Evra will be at the Theatre of Dreams to fight for his place next season.
Regardless of whether Shaw does indeed become a United player the youngster will need genuine competition for a starting spot and experience to help him develop, with Evra able to do both if he does surprisingly put pen to paper on fresh terms.