Sport West Brom are interested in Greek international defender

01:05  12 january  2018
01:05  12 january  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans

  Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans Arsenal are not close to completing a deal for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, according to manager Arsene Wenger.Arsene Wenger denied Arsenal are close to welcoming another new face to the Emirates Stadium, with the Premier League side reportedly keen on a move for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.

Manchester City were thought to be interested in a move to sign Evans last summer, but the Citizens didn’t end up matching West Brom ’s £25m asking price. Arsenal signed Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina last week after the 20-year-old’s impressive

West Brom were interested in Fazio in the summer, and Tony Pulis could revive a move for the The England international was the subject of interest from Aston Villa and Southampton before the start Arsenal complete signing of Greek defender Mavropanos The 20-year-old joins Gunners for £2.2m

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West Brom and Swansea are among just some of the clubs to have shown interest in left-sided Greek centre-back Dimitrios Siovas, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year old Greece international has been starring for Leganés in La Liga this season, playing in 12 games and keeping seven clean sheets in the process.

The 6ft 4in centre half can also play as a holding midfielder, and is understood to have a release clause set at just £10million.

West Brom are weighing up potential targets with Jonny Evans’ future not yet clear. Manchester City and Arsenal are just two clubs to have registered an interest in the Northern Ireland international.

West Brom’s Chinese owners are expected to be travelling ot the Midlands this weekend to watch the Baggies match against Brighton, where they will also discuss their transfer budget for Alan Pardew to utilise this window.

No bids yet for Evans says Pardew .
Alan Pardew says that West Brom have yet to receive an official offer for Jonny Evans. The Albion club captain has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months including Everton, Arsenal and former club Manchester United, and he was heavily linked with Manchester City last summer. The Northern Ireland international has just 18 months left on his current deal at the Hawthorns, and although the club haven’t received an offer yet, Pardew has admitted that the club have made plans for life without Evans. When asked whether West Brom would retain Evans, Pardew said; “It is very much about the bid coming first because there is so much speculation.” “We need to see a bid and we haven’t seen a bid so all I can report is the facts. We haven’t received a bid so Jonny stays here.” Pardew also revealed that the club would have “no problem” with offering a new deal to Evans, but that he would not be involved in potential financial negotiations. He added; “We would give Jonny a new deal – there is no problem about that. I think he is very much aware of that.” “I think it is about the player and the club coming to an agreement. I don’t do that side of the finance but of course we want to keep our best players.” West Brom will need to keep Evans for as long as possible if they are to remain in the Premier League for next season. They are currently on a 20-game winless run in the Premier League, while languishing in 19th place in the league table.


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