Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra is set to complete a £2.8 million move to Juventus after agreeing a two-year deal with the club.
France international signed a new one-year extension with United in May with the understanding he would compete for the position with £30 million arrival Luke Shaw. Juve’s renewed interest, however, convinced him to reluctantly leave Old Trafford.
The Italian giants will match his £100,000-a-week-plus United wages where a combination of Champions League football, as well as family reasons have seen him decline the opportunity to remain in Manchester under new boss Louis van Gaal.
Dutchman Van Gaal, who is set to begin his duties as the Premier League club’s new manager in the coming days, was reluctant to lose a player of Evra’s experience from his defence and even matched Juve’s two-year contract offer.
But Evra, who joined United back in January 2006 from Ligue 1 club Monaco, is keen to embark on a new adventure in Serie A, where he will join former United skipper Nemanja Vidic, who has signed for Inter on a free transfer.
Juventus have also been tracking Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic although were rebuffed by the Premier League champions after making an enquiry in recent days.