Manchester United targeting Sevilla star as Evra successor

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Manchester United appear to be lining-up a potential successor to Patrice Evra, with reports suggesting that the Premier League champions are sizing up Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno as the Frenchman's replacement.

32-year-old Evra remains first-choice left-back at Old Trafford, but - with his current contract set to expire following the climax of the current campaign and no contract talks seemingly on the horizon - it is looking increasingly likely that he will leave the club this summer.

Speculation concerning a new left-back has been rife ever since new Red Devils boss David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson following the end of the successful 2012/13 campaign.

Despite Evra beginning the season in reasonably good form, Everton star Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao were both reportedly targeted by United.

While a deal could not be completed for the former, Real Madrid's Coentrao looked all set to complete a move to North West only for a potential loan switch to be scuppered at the final hurdle due to issues with the timing of paperwork.

However, while rumours concerning that aforementioned two have continued to circulate prior to the close of the transfer window, it appears as if Moyes has an alternative player in his sights. 

According to Spanish reports cited by French newspaper Le 10 Sport, United are interested in signing Moreno, a promising 21-year-old who recently earned his first senior international cap for his native Spain.

The publication suggests that Moyes could be seeking to replace Evra with Moreno, who reportedly has a release clause of €30 million in his current deal at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

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