City slapped with a hefty price tag

West Brom has reportedly told Manchester City that it will take no less than £35m for them to allow defender Jonny Evans to leave.

Citizens boss Pep Guardiola had made an initial offer of £18m and an additional £4m in add-ons for the Irishman, but baggies chief Tony Pulis is admittedly not in a hurry to party ways with the defensive specialist unless potential suitors make a ‘ridiculous’ offer.

Evans shot to the limelight on account of the impact the 29-year-old exerted on opponents of the English side in their previous campaign, a development which garnered Pep’s interest since the tactician believes that the skippers addition to his team would keep current top option John Stones on his toes.

West Brom is set to acquire Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, which will allow the up-and-comers to be able to let go off Evans without dramatically affecting their current squad. Pulis is however adamant that he is on a mission to acquire fresh talent before the transfer window closes, not to sell any key players, putting the ball squarely in City’s court.