Manchester United have brought Jonny Evans back in for training this summer and Burnley are now thought to be keen.
The Manchester Evening News reported earlier in July that Evans had returned to Carrington to train with United.
At that point, it was suggested that Evans was only using United’s facilities in order to stay fit ahead of joining a new club.
A full-time return to United seemingly wasn’t on the cards but Evans was then named in the travelling United squad for trips to Edinburgh and San Diego.
The Manchester Evening News now add that Evans could sign a deal for the whole season – but rival interest is emerging.
Burnley keen on signing Jonny Evans
The Telegraph claim that Burnley are now interested in signing Evans this summer.
Vincent Kompany is preparing for life in the Premier League and may fancy adding some more experience.
Nathan Redmond has arrived but Evans could be another veteran presence for the Clarets.
The 35-year-old is a free agent having left relegated Leicester City at the end of the season.
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Evans would love to continue his career in the top flight and Burnley may well swoop in to offer that opportunity.
Manchester United staff have role in mind for Evans
Staying at United isn’t out of the realms of possibility though with Erik ten Hag and co seemingly considering an offer.
The Telegraph’s report claims that some people inside Old Trafford believe Evans should stick around because of his experience.
United have brought Paul McShane and Tom Huddlestone to the club in recent years, enabling them to play for the Under-21’s as overage players whilst doing coaching on the side.
Some at United think Evans is ideal for that role, believing that he can have a positive impact on the club’s youth players.
Evans may soon face a big decision; the emotional pull of rejoining United or a potentially better chance of first-team action at Burnley.