West Brom boss Tony Pulis confident of signing Manchester United star Jonny Evans

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West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Manchester United’s Jonny Evans.

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis says he is hopeful of signing Manchester United’s Jonny Evans in the next 24 hours, the BBC report.

Speaking to reporters after his side’s 1-0 win at Stoke City, Pulis responded to the rumours linking West Bromwich Albion with defender Jonny Evans by claiming that they’re nearly there on a deal.

"We're hopeful we'll get it over the line tonight or in the morning. We have to bring in some players and we're working hard on that. Jonny has got great pedigree, he would be a great signing for us,” he said.

Evans has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, making just 14 Premier League appearances last season and so far being absent from the side this term.

The 27-year-old has suffered from fierce competition for places, and following intense speculation an exit before the upcoming transfer deadline is looking increasingly likely.

According to a report from the BBC, the Baggies have agreed a fee of £6m plus £2m in add-ons and the final decision is now believed to be up to the player.

Evans needs regular first-team football, and joining a West Brom side who are well drilled and defensively solid under Pulis would be a wise choice considering his circumstances.

The West Midlands outfit have begun the season with four points from four matches, a respectable tally having already faced Manchester City and Chelsea at the Hawthorns.

Should Evans join, the Northern Ireland international will become the club’s fifth summer signing and their second centre-back addition following the arrival of James Chester from Hull City.

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