Arsenal have reportedly entered the pursuit to sign West Bromwich Albion central defender, Jonny Evans before Thursday’s summer transfer deadline.
Interest in the 29-year-old has increased over the last two weeks of the summer window.
And the Baggies have turned down two bids from Manchester City with Leicester City also failing despite an official offer.
The Manunians are very much likely going to return with a third bid within the range of £30m for Evans.
This will then match the Baggies’ asking price for the Northern Ireland international.
Despite that, though, The Telegraph has reported that City could face late competition for the experienced centre-half’s signature from Arsenal.
The Gunners saw West Brom knock back their offer for Evans sometimes last year.
But Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has now reportedly rekindled his interest following his side’s 4-0 thrashing against Liverpool on Sunday.
Arsenal have not yet tabled an official offer for the defender, though, but have asked about his availability this summer.
Evans is, however, yet to feature in any Premier League game for the Baggies this new season because of injury.
City prepare fresh £30m Evans offer
Manchester City are reportedly making serious plans to prepare a fresh £30m offer for West Brom central defender, Jonny Evans.
The Baggies have knocked back two different bids of £18m and £22m from the Sky Blues for the Northern Irishman.
West Bromwich Albion boss, Tony Pulis has made a vow against selling the experienced defender before the summer window ends.
That is the case as the gaffer has reiterated the club’s stance the Northern Ireland international is not for sale.
West Brom have so far made a decision to snub two earlier approaches from the Mancunians for their reliable skipper.
Furthermore, the Premier League side have insisted the central defender will not leave during this summer, according to BBC Sport.
Meanwhile, the duo of Premier League heavyweights such as Arsenal and Leicester City have also expressed their interest in Evans.
Despite that, though, the latter have reportedly failed to land the signature of Evans after a £10million offer this summer.
Evans developed his professional football career through the ranks of Manchester United’s youth set-up.
But he made his exit from the club in 2015 after falling out of favour with then-coach Louis van Gaal.
According to a report from The Mirror, City coach, Pep Guardiola has identified Evans as a good defender.
And the Spaniard now wants the former United centre-half as the ideal signing at this stage of the transfer window.
The same report has suggested that Guardiola will give the go ahead on a £30m move.