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Defender expects £30m Manchester City switch

West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans expects to complete a move to Manchester City this week.

Manchester City made an opening offer of £18m last week for the Northern Ireland international, an offer which was swiftly rejected by the Baggies.

WBA boss Tony Pulis said last week that it would take a huge offer to pursuade the Midlands club to sell, and that offer could be about to come. The Mirror claim that City are prepared to massively up their offer to £30m, with the 29-year-old expecting to make the move back to Manchester.

Evans of course only moved to West Brom two years ago, after the then Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal allowed him to leave the club for just £6m. He would become Pep Guardiola’s fourth defensive signing of the summer, having already having bought the full back trio of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo for over £120m.

If Evans does move to City, then West Brom will look to replace him with Tottenham centreback, Kevin Wimmer. The Austrian is set to be pushed further down the pecking order at the North London club following the imminent arrival of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

The Baggies are also interested in signing his West Brom team mate Vincent Jansen who had a difficult first season in the Premier League last year. Funding for this could also be helped by the sale Nacer Chadli who is a target for Swansea City who are looking at him to replace Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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