West Brom manager Alan Pardew has put Manchester City on high alert after admitting he could be forced to part with defender Jonny Evans to fund the Baggies' bid to sign attacking talent in the January transfer window.
West Brom's skipper was subject to interest and a failed bid from City throughout the summer as the club looked to hold onto their key defender, but with just 14 goals scored so far this season - the second lowest in the Premier League - the Baggies are in need of a fresh selection of attackers.
The uncertainty surrounding his future at the Hawthorns has seen Evans turn down a new contract worth £100,000 a-week, offering the likes of City and Arsenal a glimmer of hope in their bid to sign the 29-year-old, who Pardew knows will demand a relatively high transfer fee, according to the Mirror.
Amazing stat, this. Jonny Evans - rated at £30m and a January target for Arsenal, Man City & Everton - hasn’t won a game with West Brom since March 18.. #wba— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) December 21, 2017
“He has all the qualities for a top team.