Manchester City have initial £18 million bid rejected for West Brom defender Jonny Evans

After reports that emerged earlier today that Manchester City were interested in West Brom defender Jonny Evans it appears that an official bid has been made. City appear to have an initial bid of £18m rejected by West Brom, according to the James Ducker of the Telegraph, as Pep looks to bolster his defence before the end of the transfer window.

Evans, 28, started his career at Manchester United and was playing there up until 2015 when he made the move to the Midlands based club. There he proved himself to be a valuable asset in defence and now wears the captain’s armband for the Baggies. Although it would be a shock turn of events for the former Manchester United man to move to the club’s arch rivals he would not be the first player to do so in recent history with Carlos Tevez famously making the switch a few years back.

Pep is still chasing another forward option this summer with Alexis Sanchez appearing to be the main target but he also still wants cover at the back, a fourth centre-back behind Stones, Kompany and Otamendi as Denayer and Mangala have been deemed surplus to requirements and Tosin Adarabioyo possibly being sent out on loan.

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