Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans is set to leave Old Trafford this summer if Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels signs for the Red Devils.
Hummels has been strongly linked with a move to United over recent weeks, with the player himself reportedly convinced a big-money transfer is edging ever closer.
But one man who must be hoping the deal falls through is Evans, whose Manchester United contract expires in the summer of 2016.
The Belfast Telegraph understand that United boss Louis van Gaal, in order to spend big, will attempt to shift the deadwood from his squad - and 27-year-old Evans could be amongst the list of possibly casualties.
The report adds that United’s ever-increasing wage bill is becoming a “growing concern” and that “insiders are already predicting that Belfast-born Evans will be one of those forced to make way”.
Evans recently served a six-match ban in March after being found guilty of spitting at Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse, who was handed a seven-match ban for his part in the altercation, and it seems he may have already made his final appearance for the Red Devils.
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Manchester United can sign Hugo Lloris for €20m
It seems increasingly likely that David de Gea will be a Real Madrid player come the start of the 2015-16 campaign - but it’s not all bad news for Manchester United fans.
Should United qualify for next season’s Champions League campaign - and providing Tottenham finish outside the top four - they can sign France international Hugo Lloris for just €20 million.
This was revealed by French journalist Julien Laurens, who was speaking to the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust on Monday night.
Lloris is one of the world’s best goalkeepers and would surely be an ideal replacement for De Gea if the Spain international seals a big-money move to the Bernabeu this summer.
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Angel di Maria should be a PSG player - Al-Khelaifi
And finally, Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has told reporters that Manchester United’s Angel di Maria would now be plying his trade for the French champions were it not be UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
"Financial Fair Play is not only a problem for PSG, but for all clubs, whether German, Spanish or Italian," he told Le Parisien. “This is a big problem for Uefa now. Uefa must change the rules. I trust them. Last year, we were handicapped and we were clearly slowed (in the transfer market).
"Without these sanctions, we can imagine that Di Maria would be at PSG this season.”
Di Maria has endured a disappointing debut campaign at Old Trafford, leading to speculation that he could join PSG this summer.
But Louis van Gaal remains a fan of the world-class Argentina international, who is likely to stay at Old Trafford.
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