Rumour: Evra set to return, City interested in Rakitic, Depay to departure Manchester


Evra set to return to United

According to the reports, Ex- Manchester United Patrice Evra was left out of the squad to face Bologna and his teammate Morata said it was because he is moving away from the club.

The Frenchman is set to reunite with his old club Manchester United. Manchester united have offered Evra a short-term playing deal. The France international has also been offered a role on Mourinho’s coaching team upon the expiry of the deal.

Evra’s contract expires at the end of the season and the club will not stand in his way if he decides to leave. Also, there has been no attempt to sign a deal .

If he joined United, the Frenchman would be used as competition for Luke Shaw, who has earned mixed reviews from Jose Mourinho this season. Although Shaw suffered an injury earlier, he is bound to give Evra a tough competition.



Rakitic to City

The highly-rated Croatian midfielder  was left out of the Barcelona’s squad for the trip to Villarreal, promoting rumors that he is set to leave the club and join City. Rakitic is not getting the playing time as he used to when he was signed from Sevilla FC.

Manchester City will land a deal around £42 million with Guardiola a big fan of the 28-year-old.

Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List reports that Guardiola wants to bring in the 28-year-old after losing Germany international Ilkay Gundogan to injury, having decided he is his “preferred choice.”

Although, according to some reports Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is unconcerned by the reports that City are landing a bid for Rakitic.

He said ” What’s been published has nothing to do with that. Only 25 percent of things are true, be it in the Croatian , Spanish, England, Italian media”

Depay was signed from PSV in 2015 under the manager Louis Van Gaal. However, since Jose Mourinho has taken over he has seen the bench more often then he has seen the pitch.

Depay has been linked with a January exit following a frustrating period at United. Believing that Everton  plot a move for the 22-year-old.

And Italian giants AC Milan have joined the list of clubs hoping to sign Depay’s services this month.

However, AC Milan only wants his service in form of a loan. Whereas Manchester United are only interested in permanent move for the Dutch International

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