The Northern Ireland international has been linked with a move away from West Brom for the past two seasons now, having proven his ability with consistent and dominant performances at the heart of the Baggies defense ever since he left Old Trafford in 2015.
His displays have attracted the interest of a number of top clubs in the Premier League, including the likes of Manchester City and Leicester City, who offered bids of £18m and £10m respectively, while Arsenal came in with a £10m plus Mathieu Debuchy offer – all of which were turned down.
However, it seems United are now keen on bringing him back just three years after selling him, in order to add experience to the squad.
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The defender also had a £3m release clause inserted into his contract, which would be activated in case West Brom get relegated.
That scenario currently looks completely unavoidable, as the club lies rooted to the bottom of the table, eight points away from safety with just three games to go. If Swansea, the club lying just above the relegation zone, win their game in hand, it would seal the Baggies fate.
United would be glad to move in for the defender, and would actually make a £3m profit out of the deal, having let him move to the Hawthorns for £6m.
Mourinho is determined to add quality to his back line, and while Evans, now 30, will not be a long term solution, he has trophy-winning experience on his side, having won three Premier League titles, two League cups and the FIFA Club World Cup across 198 games for the Old Trafford outfit.