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Juventus close in on Patrice Evra

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Patrice Evra could soon be playing again with French teammate Paul Pogba after setting his sights on a move to Juventus.

With Luke Shaw arrival at Old Trafford for a transfer fee at £27 million, Manchester United defender Evra, fearful of his place in the first team, has pushed for a move away to Italian giant Juventus.

Deal

Thus, last year's Serie A champions are closing in a switch for the French defender for a deal worth £2 million.

Manchester United finished seventh in the Premier League last year, and the 33-year-old experienced left-back wants a fresh start, a new adventure abroad and to play once again in the Champions League.

Evra could be re-united with his World Cup teammate Paul Pogba after reaching the quarter-final stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Former glory

The two-men had already played together with Ferguson's United during the 2011-2012 Premier League campaign, a season where the 20-year-old star, Pogba, picked up an ankle injury that ruled him out early that year.

Evra joined the Red Devils in January 2006, and in eight years with the club, the Frenchman won the Champions League in 2008 under Ferguson, celebrated five Premier League titles between 2007 and 2013 - Ferguson retirement's year. United also scooped three League Cups with Evra in their defensive line.

Departure

The full-back became the second French player to captain Manchester United after Eric Cantona, but he is now looking for another glory campaign in the Champions League with his new club, before retiring.

Juventus should close on the deal and increase their chances of a good run in the elite tournament next year with a top experienced defender, as Evra played another two Champions League finals with Manchester United.

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