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Manchester City preparing second bid for Jonny Evans - reports

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans could still be on his way to Manchester City, according to reports.

Pep Guardiola's club had an £18 million bid for the 29 year-old rejected last week but are now set to go back in with an improved offer.

That's according to ESPN, who say City are becoming more and more confident of getting their man as Evans is keen on the move.

West Brom have been rumoured to be looking anything up to £35 million for Evans, although City have been expected to table a second bid of around £22 million.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has refused to rule out letting go of his new club captain.

"I think every player is for sale at the right price," he said. "It would be crazy 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. Jonny is one of our best players and we'd love him to stay.

"It would need to be a very good offer. If that offer came in then we would sit down and talk to Jonny."

Evans moved to West Brom from Manchester United in 2015  for around £8 million and has since been linked with a move to Arsenal. He still lives in the Manchester area and West Brom are reported to be targeting Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer to replace Evans, should he leave the Hawthorns.

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