Jonny Evans has clear stance on future as Man Utd tipped to make January move for defender

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Manchester United are expected to improve their defence this season after a shaky start to the season, and Ed Woodward is reportedly lining up a shock move for Leciester’s Jonny Evans. The Foxes star is out of contract at the end of the season, and could be available on the cheap in January.

Leicester defender Jonny Evans is understood to have a clear stance amid reports of a return to Manchester United.

Evans played for United between 2006-2015, winning three Premier League titles under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Northern Ireland international was used sparingly for most of his time at Old Trafford.

But Evans has established himself as one of the most reliable centre-halves in the top flight during spells at West Brom and now Leicester.

The 32-year-old’s future is up in the air though as his contract at the King Power Stadium at the end of the season.

However, Sky Sports report that he is set to sign a new two year deal with the Foxes, showing he has no plans to return to Old Trafford.

Leicester are confident that they will be able to reach an agreement with Evans, and negotiations so far are said to be amicable.

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Evans has made 84 appearances since joining the Foxes from West Brom in June 2018 for £3.5m, scoring three goals.

Leicester take on Sheffield United this weekend as they look to keep up their top four race.

And Evans admits that despite the Blades’ poor form this season, he is still expecting a tough trip to Bramall Lane.

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“Last year, we went there quite early on in the season last season,” Evans said.

“It was a really tough match for us. We were happy to come away with a 2-1 win. Harvey scored a wonder goal.

“They put us under a lot of pressure, and we know it’s going to be a difficult game.

“It’s difficult when you come up into the Premier League, and lockdown probably halted their form a little bit, maybe similar to what it did to us.”

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