Sanchez admits trying to sign Man Utd's Evans for Fulham

Former Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez has revealed he tried to sign Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Sanchez wrote in the Daily Star Sunday: "Alex is a wily old fox. I found that out during my time as Fulham manager.

"Previously I had ­managed Northern ­Ireland and handed a then unknown Jonny Evans his debut in a match against Spain, which we won 3-2.

"I was invited into Alex’s room after the game for a drink and we got talking about players.

"I asked if Evans was available and said I was willing to pay three to five million pounds.

"Without blinking Alex informed me they had been offered £12m for him.

"He was basically telling me to back off – or deliver. He was testing me. All in a nice way, of course."

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