Man United defender Evra set for Juventus

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Juventus are closing in on the signing of Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra.

Evra signed a one-year contract extension with United eight weeks ago, but the defender has since been allowed to leave Old Trafford.

The 33-year-old's move to Turin had been put in doubt following the resignation of manager Antonio Conte, but his replacement Massimiliano Allegri was keen to continue the club's pursuit of the player.

Evra, who has been at United for eight years, is on holiday at the moment, but Press Association Sport understands he could be announced as a Juve player on Monday.

Evra will not be the last player to leave Old Trafford this summer. When asked whether there would be any player departures, executive vice-chairman told MUTV on Sunday: ''Yes, I think so.

''The manager makes that decision and a few players have already gone and there may well be a few others that go.

''It's also worth commenting that we're not in Europe this year (so) there's less games, maybe the manager takes the view that he wants a tighter squad to bed in.

''If you do the analysis over last year, Liverpool performed extremely well with a smaller number of players but that's a decision for the manager.''