Patrice Evra will not sign a new contract with Manchester United and could move to Italy in the summer.
That’s according to the 32-year-old right-back’s agent, who has been quoted as saying in the Daily Star that the defender is still undecided on his future.
"Patrice has to decide what to do with his future," said Federico Pastorello. "He is very close to United, but lately things have changed a little.”
Evra has been at United since 2006 and at one stage in his career he was the best in his position in the Premier League.
However, with growing age and the obvious slowing down of the body, the Frenchman has found himself not indispensable for the United cause.
Evra has played in the peninsula for two seasons in the past. He signed his first professional contract at the age of 17 with Marsala, then in Serie C1, and moved to Monza in Serie B a year later. Soon after he left for his homeland France and joined Nice.
So would the France international like to join a top club in Serie A? Certain, says his agent Pastorello.
"Could he come back to Italy? Patrice has always highly regarded Serie A and so, if he were to leave England, it could be a possibility,” he said. "But at the moment it is still too early to talk about next season."
Inter Milan had been strongly linked with a move for the full-back, but the Italian club’s president Erick Thohir has ruled out a move for him. The Nerazzurri have already agreed a deal to recruit Evra’s United teammate Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer in the summer.
The 2013-14 campaign has been a huge disappointment for United and there are likely to be some major overhauls in the squad over the summer.
Evra still remains a key component of manager David Moyes’ plan, having started 29 Premier League games and seven Champions League fixtures this season, but perhaps it is now time for him to part company with the Red Devils.