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Evra confirms Inter and Real interest

April 13, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Patrice Evra has confirmed that he was the subject of serious interest from Italian champions Inter over the summer.

Patrice Evra wants to emulate 2008 Champions League success
GettyImagesPatrice Evra wants to emulate 2008 Champions League success

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Evra, who signed a new contract with United in February, was also targeted by Real Madrid following the arrival of Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu.

However, the Frenchman says United were in no mood to negotiate the sale of a player who has won three Premier League titles and one Champions League at Old Trafford.

"I signed a four-year contract with the club, and whoever wants to sign me has to go to Ferguson's office and deal with him directly," Evra told Sky.

"Inter was very interested in me a year ago, as well as Real Madrid. With Inter, there was serious contacts, but United did not want to sell me."