Report: Evra closer to Man United renewal than Inter

It is being suggested in Italy that Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is edging towards staying at Manchester United despite Inter's efforts.

Inter have already swooped for Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic, but reports suggest they are unlikely to add his teammate Patrice Evra to their ranks this summer.

The Nerazzurri are keen to strengthen their squad after a disappointing campaign where they failed to deliver a Scudetto challenge and are battling merely to secure Europa League football.

Club owner Erik Thohir is expected to open his wallet in June and has already pulled off a significant coup by luring Vidic, whose contract at Manchester United is coming to an end.

Inter have been repeatedly linked with a similar move for French international Evra, who will also be out of contract at the end of the season.

Evra has been with United since 2006 but there have been reports that his relationship with the club has changed and he would be keen for a fresh start elsewhere.

French giants Monaco are said to be ready to challenge Inter for Evra's signature, but the latest reports in Italy suggest that staying at Old Trafford is a distinct possibility.

According to FCInternews, United are prepared to offer Evra a three-year deal and the player is leaning towards that option.

It has been suggested that the dismissal of David Moyes and the rumoured imminent appointment of Louis van Gaal may be a factor in persuading Evra that he has a future in Manchester.

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