Man City hold talks with West Brom over Jonny Evans but they'll face competition from Arsenal for defender
- Manchester City have held talks with West Bromwich Albion over Jonny Evans
- Pep Guardiola is looking to strengthen his defence during January window
- Arsenal are also interested in signing the 30-year-old centre-back
- But Gunners manager Arsene Wenger knows they cannot outbid City
By Jack Gaughan for MailOnline Manchester City held talks with West Brom about signing Jonny Evans on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola is looking to add a defender and Alexis Sanchez to his squad this month, with his side still in all four competitions. Sportsmail understands City representatives spoke to the Baggies this week, with Arsenal also interested in landing Evans.It is believed Evans, who has 18 months left to run on his contract, could be available for around £20million. Guardiola still likes Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez, whose release clause stands at £28.5m, but it was said buying both the Spain international and Sanchez is not deemed feasible this month.
Manchester United are thought to have asked to be kept abreast of any developments regarding Evans, while West Ham have also taken a look.
Arsene Wenger claimed that Arsenal would not be able to match any offer City could present to the 30-year-old.
'If the decision comes to finances against Manchester City, we know we will be second best,' Wenger admitted.
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