Manchester United are preparing a bid for St Etienne fullback Faouzi Ghoulam. The Daily Star says United are set to make a bid for Ghoulam with the possibility of Patrice Evra leaving at the end of the season.

During the summer transfer window the likes of Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers and Serie A side Torino were after the player's services, but nothing materialised.

Despite the Algeria international being flattered with links to high-profile teams, the 22-year-old remains focused on giving 100% to St Etienne, who sit seventh in Ligue 1.

"I would love to finish the season her now, it has been a very difficult time for me in the summer with the Torino affair," he told Sky Sports.

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