Report: West Brom readying £8m offer for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

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West Bromwich Albion are readying an £8million offer for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

According to the Mirror, West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis will try to persuade Jonny Evans to quit Manchester United this week as he prepares a cut-price £8million bid for the defender's services.

These latest reports following earlier speculation that the Baggies have turned to the 27-year-old Northern Ireland international after dropping a move for Tottenham’s Federico Fazio because of the latter's lofty wage demands. 

Pulis is keen to add another central defender to his squad, with the departure of Joleon Lescott - who the Mirror suggests is keen on a move to Aston Villa - looking likely.

Despite United asking for £12million for Evans earlier in the summer, the Baggies are confident that their top-flight rivals will settle for a deal worth just £5million up front, plus add-ons. 

The out-of-favour centre back has featured regularly in both the Premier and Champions League for Manchester United, and his pedigree would undoubtedly bolster the options available to Tony Pulis.

He is yet to play for the Red Devils this season, although he made 14 appearances last term as Louis van Gaal's side finished fourth in the top-flight table. Throughout his involvement he won 66% of his headed duels and 52% of his attempted tackles. 

Having fallen out-of-favour under van Gaal, Evans was not even on the bench for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

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