Report: Juventus cool interest in Evra, turn to Chelsea and Liverpool target

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After the departure of Juventus manager Antonio Conte, the Serie A champions have reportedly cooled their interest in Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Conte's shock exit from Juventus sent shockwaves through Italian football, as the former Bianconeri midfielder had masterminded the club's stunning run of winning Serie A three years in a row, losing just seven games in those three seasons to become the clear dominant force in Italy.

Success in the Champions League has so far eluded Conte though, and he had demanded improvements to his squad after they crashed out in the group stage last season. They almost tasted Europa League glory, but lost out to Benfica in the semi-finals - which appeared to have prompted a big summer spending spree.

Verona winger Juan Iturbe - now on his way to Roma after Conte's departure - and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata had been lined up for moves to Turin, whilst they were also on the verge of completing the signing of Manchester United left back Patrice Evra this week; until Conte's resignation, that is.

Now, with the club confirming the arrival of Massimiliano Allegri as the successor to Conte, Juventus' transfer plans could be set to change exponentially - and that could see the deal for Evra collapse.

Speculation today suggests that Evra, who has been pushed down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the £30m arrival of Southampton's Luke Shaw, could now be left out in the cold as Juventus have allegedly turned their attentions to Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo instead.

The Argentine international, 24, impressed at the World Cup and had reportedly become a target for both Chelsea and Liverpool, but it seems that Juventus are ready to cancel the deal for Evra in order to pursue Rojo, with a £12.5m bid in the pipeline.

Whether Evra stays at Old Trafford or moves to another club remains to be seen, but this new development is a big blow to both the Frenchman and manager Louis van Gaal, who is looking to shape his squad having started work today.

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