Jonny Evans: West Brom boss Alan Pardew 'fears' losing captain in January

Jonny Evans: West Brom boss Alan Pardew 'fears' losing captain in January

"I have some good history with Nicky Hammond in terms of what we did at Reading and I trust him 100 per cent on the transfer front and with the scouting team", said Pardew.

West Brom rejected all bids in the summer despite Pep Guardiola offering £18m and Leicester £25m but, with Evans' contract due to expire in 18 months, Pardew admits he can not guarantee keeping him next month.

Recent reports have suggested City and the Gunners remain interested in signing Evans and both will return to test the Baggies' resolve when the transfer window opens again on January 1.

Jonny Evans is in the sights of Manchester City and Arsenal. Do I want to lose him?

Former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Evans has played 13 times this season for West Brom, who are only one place outside the relegation zone.

"You are never confident when you've got great players because other clubs want great players". He was terrific for me against Crystal Palace [Pardew's first game in charge, which ended 0-0].

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans has come on to West Ham United's radar but he would be insane to move to the London Stadium now. "Of course I do".

The Baggies have not won a Premier League match since the 1-0 triumph over Burnley on August 19 and their awful run of form has seen the club slip to 17th in the table, just three points above the relegation zone.

Asked if the match at the Liberty Stadium was a six-pointer, Pardew said: "No". "We need to turn up on Saturday afternoon and we need to win the game". We need to win at least nine games. This is just three points in a season.

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