Report: Patrice Evra nears Juventus move

A report claims that Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra is close to agreeing a two-year deal with Juventus.

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra is reportedly close to agreeing a two-year deal with Juventus.

The French international only signed a new one-year contract with United this summer, having previously looked likely to depart on a free transfer.

The arrival of Luke Shaw from Southampton is expected to limit Evra's involvement next season and it is understood that the experienced defender is keen to seek a fresh challenge.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus are confident of completing a £3m deal for Evra, who will reportedly sign a two-year contract with the Italian champions.

Should Evra depart, United are expected to step up their interest in Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez.

Wolfsburg's Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV in Wolfsburg on November 29, 2013
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