Patrice Evra admits private talks with Samir Nasri

Evra admits private Nasri talks
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Patrice Evra says that he has spoken to Arsenal star Samir Nasri about joining Manchester United.

Patrice Evra has admitted that he has spoken to Arsenal star Samir Nasri about joining Manchester United.

Earlier this summer, Evra said that Nasri should join the Red Devils if he wants to win trophies. He has now reiterated his belief as the 24-year-old continues to be linked with a move elsewhere, after refusing to extend his current deal at the Emirates.

"I've talked a lot with him in the holidays and told him how great it is to play for Manchester United," he told reporters.

"I remember I made that little joke saying that he's a prince now but if he wants to be the king then he has to join Man United. But that's the reality - and I've told him that. I said, 'If you want to win trophies, you have to come here'.

"In five years I've won 12 trophies and I don't know if I'd have won more than that with another club. So I just told him the truth."

Manchester City are also in the race to sign the former Marseille man, and with their financial resources could be willing meet the London club’s reported £25m asking price.

"If he goes to City it's his choice," he continued. "But I know, as a player, if I have Manchester United and Manchester City, I'd go straight away for United.

"It can be for the money. But I'd prefer to go for the glory. He said it's a privilege a club like United want him but he has to think about his future and talk with his agent."

Nasri arrived at the Emirates in 2008 and has made 85 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals.

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