Cash bid tabled: Jonny Evans is a Gunner, £3m seals deal

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ARSENAL have launched a bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, it has been claimed.

Former Manchester United ace Evans is available for £3m due to a relegation release clause in his contract.

 have a long-term interest in the Northern Ireland international, having failed with an offer worth £10m plus right-back Mathieu Debuchy in January.

According to TransferMarketWeb, Gunners chiefs are trying their luck again, this time tabling a cash bid for his signature.

An exact fee is not mentioned but it would likely meet Evans bargain buyout clause.

Despite a disappointing campaign for West Brom, Evans is hot property ahead of the summer transfer window.

Premier League champions Manchester City also fancy swooping for the Northern Ireland international.

Pep Guardiola’s side had an £18m bid knocked back by  chiefs last summer.

Evans joined the Baggies from United for £6m in 2015 and has one year left on his contract.

West Brom – who remain on the hunt for a new manager – are set to hold talks with a number of key players about their futures this week.

Evans is expected to leave but caretaker boss Darren Moore previously refused to address the 31-year-old’s situation.

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