With West Brom struggling surely Manchester City will tempt Evans?

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on November 29, 2017 in...

Arsenal and Manchester City set to reignite interest in West Brom's Jonny Evans and surely the latter would be a tempting proposition?

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on November 28, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match against Newcastle United.

Arsenal and Manchester City are ready to renew their interest in West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans in the January transfer window, reports the Telegraph.

City boss Pep Guardiola was keen to sign Evans over the summer and the Gunners even had a £25m bid rejected days before the deadline, but the Baggies refused to budge from their £30m pricetag.

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on November 29, 2017 in...Josep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, gives his team instructions during the Premier League match against Southampton.

Now the duo are ready to return for the Northern Ireland international, with Arsene Wenger viewing him as a long-term replacement for captain Per Mertesacker - who is retiring at the end of the season - and Guardiola still needing support at the back with John Stones currently out with a hamstring injury.

New West Brom manager Alan Pardew could be ready to sacrifice Evans for £30m in order to free up funds to make his own signings in the New Year as well.

Yet surely a move to the Etihad Stadium in particular would be tempting for the 29-year-old, especially as there is an extremely strong chance he would go straight into the starting XI?

John Stones of Manchester City receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on November 18, 2017 in...John Stones of Manchester City receives medical treatment during the Premier League match against Leicester City.

When fit Stones is probably the first choice centre-back, but with Nicolas Otamendi having failed to truly impress since joining the Citizens in 2015 and skipper Vincent Kompany having his own fitness problems and showing a dip in form this term, Evans could more than likely line up alongside the England international.

Plus with his current side struggling in the lower reaches of the Premier League and having already sacked Tony Pulis in 2017/18, it would be difficult to deny the centre-back the chance to work under Guardiola and potentially add to his trophy haul in the latter stages of his career.

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