Patrice Evra on verge of Juventus move
Juventus are closing in on the signing of Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward saying others might be going soon as well.
Evra signed a one-year contract extension with United eight weeks ago, but the defender has since been allowed to leave Old Trafford.
The 33-year-old's move to Turin had been put in doubt following the resignation of manager Antonio Conte, but his replacement Massimiliano Allegri was keen to continue the club's pursuit of the player.
Evra, who has been at United for eight years, is on holiday at the moment, but Press Association Sport understands he could be announced as a Juve player on Monday. Evra will not be the last player to leave Old Trafford this summer.
Summer transfer window roundup
- Premier League: Team-by-team ins and outs
- Transfer Centre: All the done deals
- Marcotti: Mind-boggling transfers
- Delaney: What did we learn on deadline day?
- Horncastle: European transfer grades
- Smith: Transfers more important than the game?
- Macintosh: We worship goals, not balance sheets
When asked whether there would be any other player departures, Woodward told MUTV on Sunday: "Yes, I think so.
"The manager makes that decision and a few players have already gone and there may well be a few others that go.
"It's also worth commenting that we're not in Europe this year (so) there's less games, maybe the manager takes the view that he wants a tighter squad.
"If you do the analysis over last year, Liverpool performed extremely well with a smaller number of players but that's a decision for the manager."
Woodward has become tired of seeing targets slip through his fingers.
"I want to stop seeing the best players going to other clubs in Spain, I want us to stand out as the best club in the world," he said. "We'll do absolutely everything we can to achieve that."
Key European club fixtures
French Ligue 1 -- Aug. 8
FA Community Shield: Manchester City vs. Arsenal -- Aug. 10
German Super Cup: Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich -- Aug. 13
English Premier League -- Aug. 16
Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid -- Aug. 19 and 22
Spanish La Liga/German Bundesliga -- Aug. 23
Italian Serie A -- Aug. 30
Van Gaal put his 25-man squad through a double training session on Monday at the StubHub Center.
United will kick off their preseason campaign with a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. PT.
They will then travel to Denver, Washington and Michigan to play Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid as part of the International Champions Cup.