West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew has told Arsenal and Manchester City that they need to get a move on if they want to sign Jonny Evans.
The Northern Irish defender was linked with a move away from the Hawthorns during the summer, and speculation has continued into this January transfer window ahead of a potential move away.
However, Baggies boss Alan Pardew has warned any potential suitors for the defender that the clock is ticking towards a deadline that after which, they will not sell. If West Brom do choose to sell, they need sufficient time in which to source and negotiate with, a potential replacement.
Speaking in a press conference, Pardew said:
“From my point of view, there is no bid, there is nothing to discuss.
“On the other hand, we have scenarios that they are going to time out if we don’t get a bid that is acceptable to Jonny and is acceptable to us. It’s a two way street.
“Jonny hasn’t come to see me this week [to discuss a transfer] so I’m in the dark a bit, but I’m not really bothered about seeing him.
“We haven’t had a phone call from another Football club so thats where it stands.
“In terms of our plans to use that money if it was to come in the door, then yes of course, that time is ticking away and that concerns me a little bit more.”
West Brom have been linked with Ali Gabr, the International teammate of current Baggies defender Ahmed Hegazi, although Pardew refused to be drawn on potential replacements.
“I think on the transfer front, we are making enquiries on a number of players.
“Most of it is being taken by Nicky Hammond, and thats his job, so I don’t always know what he is doing. I just want to know who is coming in and going out of the door.”