Evra could leave Juventus in January amid Man Utd return rumours

The French left-back is set to depart from Turin in the January transfer window amid rumours that he could return to Old Trafford, which were sparked by Rio Ferdinand

Patrice Evra is set to leave Juventus in January amid reports of interest from his old club, Manchester United, Goal understands.

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The left-back spent eight years at Old Trafford before moving to the Italian giants, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League along the way.

Evra has since won two Serie A titles in Italy but it is understood that the Old Lady are willing to allow him to depart the club in the winter window.

Both Kwadwo Asamoah and Alex Sandro can deputise at left-back but Juve would rather that Evra did not leave the club quickly so they are not forced into the transfer market.

The former United star has been linked with a return to Old Trafford after Rio Ferdinand sent the rumour mill into overdrive with a seemingly hopeful Instagram post.

"Throwing it out there... I'm hearing thru [sic] social media u coming home bro?! Talk to me," Ferdinand wrote, beside a picture of him celebrating a United goal with Evra.

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Subsequent reports claim that the Frenchman has a desire to return to United as he looks to end his career away from Turin.

The 35-year-old has won 81 caps for France but has seen his playing time limited this season, making just six appearances for Juventus in Serie A.