Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will not consider selling defender Jonny Evans.

The Daily Star Sunday says Manchester United's £16.5million signing of Phil Jones from Blackburn encouraged Spurs, Wolves and Sunderland to believe Evans could now be available.

Wolves were linked with a £7m bid for the Northern Ireland centre-back.

But United boss Fergie has indicated he wants Evans, 23, to stay.

He sees him as a central defender who can also give cover at left-back.

But clubs will continue to monitor Evans' situation, as he is behind Rio Ferdinand, ­Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Jones in his preferred position.

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