The Independent says United looked as if they might have been tempted this winter by a £5m bid from Paris St-Germain for Evra, which would allow them to recoup virtually their entire outlay for a defender who is seen as no longer reaching the heights of previous seasons.
Evra, a PSG supporter, was understood to be keen on the idea of playing for the club.
A left-back was one of PSG's three primary targets for January and the 29-year-old Evra could have seen his £90,000-a-week salary increase by joining the club now lavishly funded by the Qatar Investment Authority.
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