Evra weighing up Juventus contract offer

The signing of Luke Shaw has placed the Frenchman's status as Manchester United's first-choice left-back under threat and he now considering an offer from the Serie A champions
By Paul Clennam and Romeo Agresti

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra is currently weighing up an offer from Serie A champions Juventus, Goal can confirm.

Juventus began negotiations with Evra in May and offered the France international a two-year deal, with talks understood to have been positive despite the contract on offer less than his £90,000-a-week salary.

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However, the 33-year-old appeared to have ended speculation over his future by subsequently signing a one-year extension to remain at Old Trafford.

The signing of England international Luke Shaw, whom United have made the most expensive teenager in world football with a £160,000-a-week salary, though, has placed Evra’s position as Louis van Gaal’s first-choice left-back under severe threat.

Juventus have since reignited their interest in the player who is now considering whether to end his eight-year association with the Premier League club.

Meanwhile, Juventus have seen an approach for Manchester City's centre-back Matija Nastasic rebuffed by the Premier League champions.

The 21-year-old Serbia international struggled with form and fitness during his second season at the club and lost his place to the more experienced Martin Demichelis.

Manuel Pellegrini is determined to increase his central defensive options this summer and has made the signing of Roma's Medhi Benatia his priority after the deal to sign Porto's Eliaquim Mangala ran into complications.

Despite his continued interest in Morocco international Benatia, Pellegrini is unwilling to sanction the departure of Nastasic who joined the club from Fiorentina two years ago.