​Juventus director Beppe Marotta has confirmed that left back Patrice Evra is considering a move away from the club this month, as rumours of his Manchester United return intensify. 

Evra was left out of Massimiliano Allegri's squad to face Bologna on Sunday night, with Marotta later confirming that the decision was made 'mutually' between player and club to allow him to concentrate on deciding his future.

Speaking to ​Mediaset Premium after the match, Marotta said: “Evra is still with us. He was not called up by mutual agreement, as he is considering his future.

“It’s only right he’s taking a moment to reflect, as his contract will expire in June, he is 35-years-old going towards 36. We’ll see next week. I don’t think we need to find a replacement, as we have internal options like Kwadwo Asamoah and Federico Mattiello.”

The emergence of Alex Sandro on the left has seen Evra start just three Serie A games all season, leaving him to consider a return to the north of England to join up with the club where he won five Premier League titles and a European Cup.

Left back is the one position Jose Mourinho has yet to settle on a true first-choice man for, with Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian all featuring on the flank in the first half of the season. 

With his contract expiring in the summer, Evra would likely be allowed to leave Turin in this month's transfer window for a nominal fee - as much as a 35-year-old second choice left-back with just six months left on his contract could realistically expect to command.

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