Tony Pulis: 'West Bromwich Albion do not need to sell Jonny Evans'

Pep Guardiola wants to add to his central defensive options after deciding to play a back-three

Pep Guardiola wants to add to his central defensive options after deciding to play a back-three

Tony Pulis has insisted that West Brom will do everything to ensure Jonny Evans does not leave The Hawthorns this summer as Manchester City prepare to table a second bid for the defender.

Hawthorns boss Tony Pulis confirmed: "Jonny felt his hamstring in training on Friday and we didn't want to take a chance".

"Every player is for sale at the right price. It would be insane to say a team like West Brom won't sell if a team are going to put a huge amount of money in front of you".

"Market forces dictate but we don't need to sell and we don't want to sell, so we are not desperate for the money".

"It would need to be a very good offer".

"Then we would have to sit down with Jonny and see what he thinks".

The Northern Ireland global might not be able to slot straight into the City starting lineup, but the defender would be a good back-up option and would add depth to Pep Guardiola's side.

City have turned to Evans, with first-choice target Virgil van Dijk now increasingly likely to remain at Southampton.

According to the Daily Mail, City are set to return with a new offer of around £25m for the 29-year-old over the weekend.

'Jonny understands the situation and where everything is. "Until all parties agree, then nothing will happen".

Soon after the end of the last campaign, West Brom allegedly snubbed interest from Leicester City, and they have since made Evans the captain of the club.

The 59-year-old told reporters: "Jonny is one of our best players".

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