Manchester City are poised to complete the signing of former Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans in a £30million deal next week, Mirror journalist James Nursey reports this evening.
After speculation that City would withdraw their interest in Evans, who spent over a decade at rivals Manchester United before moving to West Brom in 2015, and instead go for Ben Gibson, it is reported that the Blues will improve their offer massively.
West Brom rejected an initial £18million bid for the 29-year-old but Pep Guardiola is determined to land Evans, who will be classified as a home-grown player, with a deal worth around £30million expected to be done before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Evans has yet to feature for Tony Pulis’ side this season, but has been called up for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Czech Republic.
West Brom today extended the contract of Craig Dawson, are hoping to sign Kevin Wimmer from Tottenham, and could move for Ben Gibson, which would fill the void left by the departure of fan favourite Evans, who has been a consistent performer since his move from Man United.