Evra emerges as Barca target

Barca are understood to be lining up a £17million bid for

Evra. According to El Mundo Deportivo, Pep Guardiola has

indentified the 29-year-old Frenchman as the man to give balance to

right-back Dani Alves. Evra has previously been the subject of bids

from Italian clubs, but is said to be more tempted by a move to the

Nou Camp. Real Madrid have previously been linked with Evra, but

new boss Jose Mourinho is more likely to move for Chelsea’s Ashley

Cole. Evra will have plenty of time to mull over an offer as Sir

Alex Ferguson has reportedly given him a month off to recover from

a long season followed by France’s World Cup debacle.