The transfer story linking Arsenal with West Brom defender Jonny Evans has apparently reached the end of its tether, as Sky Sports reporter Kirsty Edwards confirmed that the former ​Manchester United centre-back will not be moving to the Emirates before the deadline expires.

​Arsenal who have been linked with the defender throughout the entirety of this transfer window were looking at the possibility of signing him to sure up their leaky defence - no more evident than their shock 3-1 defeat to bottom-place side Swansea on Tuesday evening

However, Edwards spoke with Baggies boss Alan Pardrew who ensured that Evans was not leaving the Hawthorns. Quoted from the Express, Edwards said: “He is confident that they will keep hold of captain Jonny Evans today.

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“At one point ​West Brom were willing to listen to offers for him in this transfer window.

“They thought they may need the money to bring in a striker.

“But of course, as they’ve brought in Daniel Sturridge on loan, they no longer need that money, they want to keep hold of Evans.

Evans was also linked with a move to ​Manchester City earlier this window, though that rumour was curbed once City boss Pep Guardiola forked out £57m to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte