West Brom reject £21m bid from new Jonny Evans suitor

Date published: Monday 28th August 2017 11:33

West Brom have reportedly rejected a £21million bid from Leicester City for in-demand centre-back Jonny Evans.

Evans had been the subject of interest from Manchester City, with the Baggies rejecting at least one bid from City for the 29-year-old, but now Leicester have re-entered the race for his signature, according to Sky Sports.

The Foxes are said to have bid £10m for the Northern Ireland star earlier this summer, with Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare still looking to strengthen his defence despite the arrival of England new boy Harry Maguire from Hull, and are back in for the player again.

Evans did not feature in the Baggies’ 1-1 draw with Stoke on Sunday, although his absence is not said to be related to any potential exit.

Indeed, the former Manchester United star spoke about the subject in the club’s programme notes for Sunday’s game.

He wrote: “Obviously, there’s been a bit of speculation around my future here but from my point of view, it’s very simple.”

Tony Pulis will be hoping he can keep Evans ahead of the transfer window closing on Thursday, although there is now the potential of a bidding war between City and Leicester that could see the player’s price hiked up as a result.

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