Serie A champions Juventus are preparing to push ahead with their interest of Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, by offering £2million for the Frenchman.
The 33-year-old is expected to fall down the pecking order next season due to the arrival of 18-year-old Luke Shaw from Southampton, and despite new manager Louis van Gaal wanting the veteran to stay in order to help aid Shaw's progression as a full-back, Evra's personal life could make the choice for him.
Evra seeking switch?
According to the Daily Mail, the Frenchman's wife is keen on leaving England and is desperate to make a move to Italy and in particular Juventus, and the United defender has admitted that his wife could make the final decision regarding their future.
Antonio Conte is keen on strengthening his side ahead of next season, despite winning three Serie A titles back-to-back, but with fears that a couple of his stars could leave the club in big-money moves, he is keen to add more faces to help keep his squad together.
There are fears around the futures of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal as mega-European clubs prepare to offer big for them both.
However, Conte is confident he can keep hold of his midfield-stars, and his only plans are to sign more players this summer, with Evra near the top of his list. The Italian champions are preparing a two-year deal worth around £55,000-a-week, which is believed to be a slight pay-cut from what he currently earns at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal, who will arrive in Manchester shortly after the World Cup ends for The Netherlands, which could be tonight, is expected to hold talks with several figures at United to discuss their futures, and Evra is going to be one of them.
The Dutch manager is aware of how popular Evra is within the club and also with the fan-base, but with Shaw the expected number-one choice at left-back, the 33-year-old may want to make the move away to keep playing regular football.
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