United may hold edge in Evra race
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: 03/01/06 11:34am
Patrice Evra is believed to prefer a move to Manchester United, although Internazionale have agreed a deal with Monaco for the full back.
The Frenchman is on Sir Alex Ferguson's wanted list to help fill the void left by Gabriel Heinze's knee injury and sources from the Principality claim Evra would jump at the chance to head for Old Trafford.
However, Inter are rumoured to have struck a deal with Monaco vice-chairman Gerard Brianti as the chase for the 24-year-old gathers pace.
Although under contract until 2008, Evra is keen to move on and his agent Federico Pastorello has admitted United and Inter are the clubs in the frame.
"Patrice wants to leave," Pastorello told France Football.
"There are two offers for him - from Manchester and Internazionale.
"He just hopes his officials can understand it is time for him to see something new, especially as Monaco are sure to earn money from him as he came for free from Nice."
Monaco would obviously like an auction to develop for the left back's services.