Roma could enter Evra fray

It is being suggested in Italy that Roma may challenge Inter for the services of Manchester United defender Patrice Evra if he opts to leave.

The next chapter in Patrice Evra's career looks increasingly likely to play out in Italy as Roma prepare to enter the battle to snap him up.

The French international's contract at Manchester United expires at the end of the month and he seems to be looking to move on.

With Luke Shaw on the brink of signing for United from Southampton for a reported fee of around £30m, Evra's days seem to be numbered at Old Trafford.

It has been widely reported that Evra, who turns 33 today, is planning to join defensive teammate Nemanja Vidic in signing for Inter although Juventus are also said to be keeping a close eye on him.

But Serie A runners-up Roma could also enter the fray as they aim to build a team capable of going one better next season if reports in Il Messaggero are to be believed.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia is said to see the left side as a problem for the Giallorossi and could launch a bid to lure his compatriot to the Eternal City.

Evra began his professional career in Italy, first playing for Sicilian side Marsala and then moving to Monza before joining French outfit Nice.

Manchester United signed Evra from Monaco in 2006 for around £5.5m and he has since made 273 appearances and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

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