As it looks likely that there will be yet more summer upheaval at Old Trafford this summer as Jose Mourinho attempts to mount a fight against Manchester City next season, and one of the men to fall victim to that could be Chris Smalling.
Smalling has already lost his spot in the England squad under Gareth Southgate and may miss out on a World Cup place, but remains a regular option for Mourinho.
That said, if United are to look to improve over the summer then some of the changes are likely to come at the back and that could spell an end to Smalling’s career in Manchester, particularly if he wants to regain a spot in the England squad.
If he does leave Old Trafford, the favourites to snap him up are Everton with Sky Bet offering odds of 5/1.
The Toffees are bound to be on the lookout for improvements of their own, with Ashley Williams not as convincing as many had hoped, Phil Jagielka far past his best and Michael Keane disappointing since his move last summer.
Smalling has experience at the very highest level and has shown with United that he has what it takes, even if he lacks the consistency and occasionally makes some costly mistakes.
Everton’s good relationship with United could be key to securing his signature with many Premier League clubs likely to be interested if he is for sale, with Leicester, Crystal Palace and Newcastle all in the running according to the odds.