Manchester United are reportedly weighing up the prospect of re-signing Leicester City star Jonny Evans in the summer, as the Northern Irish centre-half approaches the end of his current deal with the Foxes.

The 32-year-old left United to join West Bromwich Albion in 2015, before signing for the Foxes in 2018 for a measly fee of £3.5m, following his current club’s relegation from the Premier League.

He has been a regular at the heart of Leicester’s defence ever since his transfer to the King Power Stadium, but with his deal expiring at the end of the season and with no sign of a fresh contract on the horizon, the country’s top teams are starting to pay attention.

According to The Sun, one of those clubs is former club. The Old Trafford outfit are in dire need of reinforcements in the defence, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring in a new centre-back.

However, the Norwegian boss will only be handed a January transfer budget of £20m, making it difficult to recruit a world-class defender for that fee.

They are subsequently keeping a close eye on the developing situation of Jonny at Leicester, and if he has not signed a contract extension by January, the Red Devils may swoop to bring him home.

A source within the club has also revealed that Solskjaer has ‘plenty of time’ for the United academy product, whose name has ‘come up in conversation’ over a potential transfer.

However, a source has previously told 90min that while landing a top defender is a priority next year, it is unlikely that an approach will be made in the January transfer market.