Manchester United defender Patrice Evra could be set for a return to Monaco, with a source close to the club telling ESPN that negotiations about a potential transfer have been ongoing for several weeks.

News of United's attempts to sign Everton’s Leighton Baines has brought speculation about the left-back’s future, but Evra has in fact been discussing the possibility of a move back to France since mid-April.

At the age of 32, Senegal-born Evra is open to the prospect of a return to the club he left to join United in 2006, with Monaco keen to seal a deal for the experienced defender ahead of their return to Ligue 1.

ESPN’s source suggests Monaco are also interesting in signing United’s Portugal winger Nani, but that move is on hold until new Red Devils boss David Moyes assesses his options when he officially takes charge at Old Trafford on Monday.