City target Evans to be offered new deal by WBA

West Brom are hoping to tie down Manchester City transfer target Jonny Evans to a new contract.

Evans was a wanted man during the summer, with City seeing a bid of £18million rejected by West Brom, while Leicester were also unsuccessful with offers of £10m and £23m.

It is expected that the former Manchester United defender will be on the radar of the Premier League’s heavyweights again in January, yet West Brom are hopeful of keeping the 29-year-old at the club.

Talks began over a new contract at the end of last season and negotiations remain ongoing for the club captain over a bumper new deal.

“Jonny’s done fantastic at this football club,” said manager Tony Pulis.

“I think Jonny has really bought into what we try and do, the way we try and play. He’s blossomed with it, he’s become a better player without a shadow of a doubt.

“So it was important that we kept him and I’m pleased he stayed. I think everybody at the football club would like to see him tied down.

“I hope we can agree a new contract. It will be interesting to see what Jonny wants to do.”