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Leicester City have second bid for Jonny Evans turned down

Leicester City have had a second bid for Northern Ireland star Jonny Evans rejected.

The Foxes had offered £10 million for the 29 year-old earlier this summer and have now returned with a £23 million bid, which has also been knocked back by Evans' current club West Brom.

Manchester City are also reported suitors of the defender and have had their own offer rejected. It is thought West Brom are holding out for closer to £30 million for their captain with the transfer window closing on Thursday, or £25 million plus Man City defender Eliquiam Mangala.

Writing in his matchday programme notes ahead of West Brom's 1-1 draw with Stoke at The Hawthorns, Evans discussed the rumours surrounding him and a potential move and assured fans that he is committed to his current club.

"Obviously, there's been a bit of speculation around my future here but from my point of view, it's very simple," Evans wrote.

"All I've been concentrating on is getting fit and getting back out on the pitch and doing my bit for the team.

"Every window there's always speculation over transfers but as players these things are often out of your control and it's best not to think about it too much.

"Until anybody tells me different, I'm only committed to Albion and I'm only thinking about getting in this team. It's a great club and and I'm proud to be captain."

The 29-year old is due to link up with the Northern Ireland squad in Manchester this week as they prepare for Friday night's World Cup qualifier away to San Marino.

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