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Arsenal reopen talks over £25m-rated centre-back

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Arsenal have reopened talks with West Brom over a proposed move for club captain Jonny Evans, reports the Daily Mail.

The Gunners and Manchester City were heavily linked with the 30-year-old centre-back last summer but failed to seal a move.

There were reports suggesting that Evans is reluctant to make a move to the south, but Arsenal have since received encouragement that the Northern Ireland international could now be considering a moving to the capital.

However, Arsenal will have to act fast if they want to acquire Evans’ services after Baggies boss Alan Pardew set a Sunday deadline for any sale to be completed.

Pardew has set a deadline as he wants time for the money to be spent on attacking reinforcements to avoid a Premier League relegation. West Brom currently sit in 19th place in the league with 20 points from 24 games played.

However, it has since been revealed that Evans has a £3million release clause which can be triggered if West Brom are relegated, meaning if Evans stays put and Pardew cannot save his side from the drop, it could cost the club over £20million.

Arsenal are currently in talks with Dortmund over a £50million plus move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which would sure enough ease the loss of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, but fans will also want to see more depth and quality added to the back-line as well. Whether Evans is that man remains to be seen.

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