Ligue 1 giants Monaco are set to launch a fresh move for Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra, according to reports from The Mirror.

The French defender looks set to leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season, with his current contract due to expire in just over six months’ time.

Monaco – Evra’s former club – have been linked with a swoop to bring their one-time hero back to the Stade Louis II for some time, but were unable to do so during the last transfer window.

However, that has not deterred the Russian-backed Mediterranean outfit, who are ready to launch a new move for the attack-minded left-back.

United are plotting to step up their pursuit of Leighton Baines in January, with the Everton star David Moyes’ top target heading into the New Year.

A successful raid for the Toffees ace may open the door for a winter return to his homeland for Evra, but it appears more likely that the deal will be put on ice until the summer.

Recently promoted to the top tier, Monaco have embarked on a major overhaul of their squad thanks to the funds of oligarch owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, who poured almost £150m into the first-team squad just a matter of months ago.

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