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Manchester United stalwart Jonny Evans set to join Barclays Premier League rivals for £8m [Video]

Manchester United are set to allow long-serving defender Jonny Evans to leave the club this summer as reports in Guardian Sport claim an £8million move to Premier League rivals Everton is close to completion.

The Northern Ireland international made his first-team debut for the Old Trafford outfit during the 2007-08 season and has gone on to make more than 100 league appearances for the Red Devils.

Evans has three Premier League winners medals to his name, but is set to join the Toffees in the near future after falling down the pecking order under United manager Louis van Gaal last season.

Despite an impressive pre-season last year, Evans clearly hasn’t impressed the Dutch boss enough and with the club linked with a host of new central defenders in the transfer window, it appears regular first-team football will be limited should he remain at the club.

Evans is likely to be United’s fourth high-profile exit of the summer as he looks set to follow Tom Cleverley, Nani and Robin van Persie out of the door at Old Trafford.

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Last season Evans made 14 Premier League appearances, but was handed a six-match ban after being found guilty of spitting at Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse in the league meeting between the two clubs in March.

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