Evra could return to the Ligue 1 club after seven years.
A deal for Manchester United defender Patrice Evra to return to AS Monaco seems back on as David Moyes aims to bring Everton left-back Leighton Baines with him to Old Trafford, according to the Sun.
Evra is not prepared to play second fiddle to Baines at the club and is eyeing up a move back to the Principality as a deal for the Englishman draws closer.
The France international joined United from Monaco in 2006 for a £5.5m fee and has gone on to win the Premier league five times and the Champions League once during a highly successful career in England.
Evra has remained more-or-less unchallenged at left-back during his time at the Theatre of Dreams, but despite another impressive season in 2012/13 looks under threat from Baines.
The 28-year-old worked closely with Moyes for six years at the Toffees after a move from Wigan Athletic and the new United boss is in negotiations with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for the full-back.
The Red Devils offered £12m for Baines but Kenwright wants closer to £16m and a compromise is expected to be reached soon.
Despite being vice-captain at United Evra is looking like being shunned by Moyes and Monaco – who have gained promotion back to Ligue 1 following a two-year absence – would jump at the chance to bring the Frenchman back.
Les Rouges et Blanc are among the favourites to win the French title, despite only just going up, as they have endless amounts of funds due to billionaire owner Dymitry Rybolovlev and have already spent over £100m on new players this summer.