Manchester United young gun Johnny Evans is the subject of a bid from Spanish giants Barcelona.

The 21-year old centre-back has attracted interest from the Catalan club who are prepared to pay £12million for his services.

Barcelona were blocked earlier this year when making a move for United's Nemanja Vidic and are still keen to shore up their defence.

The Northern Ireland international was often used by Sir Alex Ferguson in the absence of Vidic or Rio Ferdinand in central defence for the Red Devils last season.