West Brom manager Tony Pulis is expecting interest in defender Johnny Evans this summer.

As reported by the Express and Star, Pulis is preparing to see clubs come in for the defender who has impressed this season.

Evans has looked a class act on several occasions under Pulis at the Hawthorns since joining from Manchester United.

The form the Northern Ireland defender has shown continues to make the £4 million they spent on him back in 2015 great value for money.

Pulis believes it will be a matter of money as to whether or not Evans plays his football at the Hawthorns next season.

Being very pragmatic, if someone comes in and offers an absolute fortune we’d have to look at it.

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Arsenal were reportedly interested in the defender last summer but turned their attention to Shkodran Mustafi, who they signed from Valencia.

West Brom had valued Evans at £15 million last summer but may be tempted to up their asking price after a solid season, where he has been key to securing West Brom’s highest league finish.

Pulis is hoping to keep hold of Evans as he looks to continue his attempts to strengthen the club.

The club has progressed on and off the pitch and you have to do that. Everything connected to the football club is stepping up a level. What we’ve got to do is try to get the players to help us step up again.

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