West Brom manager Alan Pardew has warned that he won’t be forced to sell Jonny Evans on deadline day.
Pardew has set a cut-off point of three days before the window shuts, if clubs want to make their move to sign the Northern Ireland defender.
Arsenal and Manchester City have been linked with big money moves for the former Manchester United defender, but Pardew will be hoping Evans chooses to remain at the Hawthorns if Albion are to retain their Premier League status.
So far there have been no concrete offers for the Baggies’ captain, however Pardew says that he has had a word with the player on the side. Pardew said;
I think it would have been inappropriate not to have had him on side and had a word. I think we’ve got a good respect for each other and we looked each other in the eye.
The thing with Jonny is not a new thing to this football club – it was going on in the summer. It’s new to me having just come here but it’s been around for while.
I had a similar situation with Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle. He was definitely, definitely going – but he didn’t go. I will put a cut-off date on any transfer.
That’s why I’d say three or four days before the window shuts and no later if it’s a big transfer of an important player.
If Albion do sell Evans this month, they’ll be expecting to receive around £35million for him.