Porto left back Alex Sandro is being eyed-up by Manchester United with their attempts to prise away Leighton Baines from Everton appearing to stall.

The Toffees defender is David Moyes’ preferred choice as the long-term successor to Patrice Evra, whose deal expires at the end of the season.

However, having failed to land their man twice during the summer and with Champions League-chasing Everton determined to cling on to the England international at least until the end of the season, United have identified Sandro as a possible alternative.