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Ex-Man United defender gives up on ‘dream move’ to Man City and opens talks with Leicester – report

West Brom skipper Jonny Evans has finally given up on joining Manchester City after coming close to joining them in the previous two transfer windows, James Nursey of the Mirror reports.

The 30-year-old former Manchester United defender is available for a cut-price £3million after the Baggies were relegated, which will prove to be a bargain for some club after he was valued at £20million as recently as January. Online betting sites had Evans to join City priced as short as 1/10 at one point.

That club will not be Man City however, with Evans learning that they are no longer interested in him after signing Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao in January.

The Northern Ireland international had been hoping for a move to the Premier League champions, in part because he is still based in the North West, but he is no longer on Pep Guardiola’s agenda.

As a result, Evans has now entered talks with Leicester City about a switch to the King Power Stadium instead.

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