Manchester United transfer news: Patrice Evra on the brink of sealing £2 million Juventus move

The France international only signed a new contract in May but the arrival of Luke Shaw has put his place under threat

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is set to join Serie A champions Juventus in a £2 million deal, according to reports.

The France international has reportedly agreed a two-year contract worth £55,000-a-week with the Italian giants - a significant drop in salary on the deal he signed back in May.

However, the new contract only gave him a 12-month extension to his deal which was due to expire, and it now means that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal can command a fee for the long-serving left-back.

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Evra, who has been at Old Trafford since 2006 after joining from Monaco, now looks certain to leave the club within the next 48 hours. It is believed that he personally requested a move away from Manchester following his wife's desire to live abroad, according to the Daily Mail.

The arrival of Shaw from Southampton in a £27 million deal in June also placed the 33-year-old's place in the side under threat, with van Gaal set to make the England international his first-choice left-back. Luke Shaw's arrival at Manchester United has put Evra's place under threat Luke Shaw's arrival at Manchester United has put Evra's place under threat

With the Red Devils out of continental competition this season, the attraction of playing regular Champions League football will surely be enough to lure the Frenchman to Turin.

During his time at the club, Evra has won five Premier League titles and has a Champions League winner's medal to his name. It marks the latest of high-profile departures from Old Trafford, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Ryan Giggs all calling time on their Manchester United careers.

 

Van Gaal is now expected to step up his pursuit for Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, who has impressed at the World Cup with Switzerland, after allowing Alexander Buttner to join Dynamo Moscow.

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