Arsenal Banter brings you latest update on Arsenal news from top media sites like Daily Mail, Metro, The Express, The Independent, The Telegraph, SkySports and so on.
West Brom defender Jonny Evans’ proposed move to Arsenal has failed to come to reality this month with the Gunners unwilling to meet The Baggies’ £20 million asking price.
According to The Mirror, Arsenal have reservations about a deal in January, with the club well aware that they could buy the player for as little as £3 million in the summer.
Evans has a relegation release clause in his contract with the West Brom, meaning he could be available at a bargain price at the end of the season.
Both Manchester City and Arsenal have been linked with a move for the defender, but Pep Guardiola have directed their attention towards Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte.
The Baggies are currently joint-bottom of the Premier League, three points off safety, with just over a dozen games left to play.
Alan Pardew has been desperate to get a deal for Evans done, which would, in turn, allow him funds to strengthen this window, however, that now looks unlikely.