The Frenchman is set to make a decision over his future imminently, with a switch to Spain looking the likely outcome

Valencia want to sign veteran Juventus left-back Patrice Evra as they attempt to battle against relegation from La Liga.

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While the Frenchman wishes to quit the Turin side amid a lack of playing time, his ideal move would be back to Manchester United, though the reality is that he will likely head for Spain. Goal understands that he is poised to make a decision on his future imminently. 

Aged 35, the left-back is not ready to quit the game and the Spanish outfit see him as possessing the experience to lift them out of their current funk. 

Rumours had linked the France international with a move back to Old Trafford, however, with Rio Ferdinand’s Instagram post to his former team-mate setting alight speculation that he could move back to the Premier League. While this has not been entirely ruled out, it is a distant possibility.

Juventus are ready to look around for replacements, and if an opportunity to alter this area of their side arises they could be willing to take it. Mattia De Sciglio of AC Milan, whose career was launched by Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, is a prime candidate, while Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian is also in their viewfinder, having previously turned out for Torino for four years.

Another option for the Serie A side is Sead Kolasinic, who is out of contract with Schalke in the summer and appears unwilling to sign a new deal so could be available on a cut-price deal this month.

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Allegri, meanwhile, has been tight lipped on the future of Evra, indicating to the media: “As long as the player is owned by Juventus, he is available.”

The Frenchman enjoyed the most successful spell of his career with United, where he won five Premier League titles, three League Cups, the Champions League in 2007-08 and the Club World Cup.

Evra played 379 games for the Red Devils between 2006 and 2014, scoring 10 goals and assisting 40 more. Since moving to Juventus two-and-a-half years ago, he has turned out on 82 occasions.

He started his professional career in Italy with Monza having come through the youth ranks at Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Ligue 1 side Nice and then to Monaco, who he helped to the Champions League final of 2004.