Arsenal are reportedly set to reignite their interest in West Brom defender, Jonny Evans, in January.
The Gunners allegedly had a £25m bid for Evans knocked back by the Baggies on the final day of the transfer window. However, Arsene Wenger is said to still be keen to bring the 29-year-old to north London – contrary to what the Frenchman actually said in September.
Pep Guardiola is also supposedly eager to bring Evans to Manchester City as John Stones is out with a hamstring injury and Vincent Kompany can’t stay fit for more than five minutes. In fact, the skipper has featured just six times in the Premier League this term.
Although West Brom don’t want to let Evans go, they apparently value him at £30m, which would be hard to say no to if Arsenal or City do come back for him.
Evans has featured 12 times for the Baggies this season and scored once. However, with only a year-and-a-half left on his contract, £30m seems a tad steep for a player who will turn 30 two days after the window opens.
Whether Wenger is going to bring in anyone at all during the January transfer window is uncertain.
He doesn’t usually and, by the sounds of it, he’s going to be too busy either convincing the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to stay, or selling them to the highest bidder.