Transfer Bin: Everton's Seamus Coleman lined up in swap for Manchester United's Jonny Evans

Seamus Coleman for Republic of Ireland

Manchester United will reportedly use Jonny Evans as bait in a bid to lure Everton star Seamus Coleman to Old Trafford.

The latest report to be thrown in the transfer bin comes from the Daily Star, following suggestions that Manchester United's Jonny Evans will be used in a bid to land Everton's Seamus Coleman. 

Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal wants Coleman to solve his right-back problem, having missed out on Dani Alves and Nathaniel Clyne. However, The Toffees insist that the Republic of Ireland international is not for sale.

Nonetheless, the Star's latest report states that the club will use Jonny Evans, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract with the club, to sweeten a deal - speculation that is likely to ruffle a few feathers at Goodison Park.

Would this swap deal ever happen?

Quite frankly, it seems very unlikely. Everton are shrewd operators - they know Seamus Coleman's worth.

Roberto Martinez will not accept the departure of an instrumental player to facilitate the arrival of a dispensable Manchester United player, who has just a year left on his contract. If anything, the Spaniard will have learnt from the manner in which he has signed Tom Cleverley.

Fellow defenders Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett have all signed new deals in recent months, while Louis van Gaal is expected to reinforce by signing at least one additional centre-back before the end of the summer transfer window. 

Considering Louis van Gaal's transfer plans at Old Trafford - with both Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi linked, per the Express - Evans is likely to be pushed even further down the pecking order. In 12 months time, the Merseyside outfit are likely to have the opportunity to secure him on a free transfer. 

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