Jonny Evans
Jonny Evans will be sold this summer with Everton plotting a £10m move for the Manchester United defender Getty

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is reportedly on his way out after the club failed to open contract talks with the defender.

According to the Daily Mail, Louis van Gaal will allow the defender, who has just one-year remaining on his current deal, to leave the club in the summer.

Evans has had a difficult season, which was blighted by injuries as well as a six-match ban for spitting at Papiss Cisse during their clash against Newcastle United earlier in the season.

The Northern Ireland defender has made just 16 starts for United all season and has struggled to impose himself under Van Gaal. He has also fallen down the pecking order with Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones ahead of him in line for a central defensive role.

Even youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett have made progress under the Dutchman and have been handed new contracts to remain at the club beyond the current campaign.

Smalling recently signed a new deal with the club and it is believed that Phil Jones and Ashley Young are also in talks with the Old Trafford outfit with regards to extending their contracts.

The former Bayern Munich manager is keen on strengthening his defence in the summer and has targeted moves for Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels and Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, and will be looking to trim down the defenders at the club before bringing in any new additions.

According to the Mirror, Everton are keen on signing the defender and are looking to make a £10m ($15.5m) move for Evans, who has been at United since 2007.

It will be a good opportunity for the Northern Ireland international to make a fresh start under Roberto Martinez, after seeing his career stall a bit at United in the last couple of seasons.