Pulis: Arsenal made Evans offer last year

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Tony Pulis says Arsenal have not made contact with West Bromwich Albion about a deal for Jonny Evans but confirmed the Gunners did bid for the centre-back this time last year.

The Northern Ireland international moved to the Hawthorns from Manchester United in 2015 and has since consolidated his reputation as a dependable Premier League defender.

The 29-year-old was recently linked with a move to Manchester City and the transfer speculation is something that Pulis is eager to draw a line under sooner rather than later.

“There has been no contact from [Manchester] City for the last couple of days,” Pulis told his weekly press conference.¬†

“The directors are dealing with that. Jonny is a West Brom player and we want this situation sorted as soon as possible.

“Arsenal were interested last year and made an offer last year. I don’t think this club has received anything from Arsenal [this year].”

The Gunners recently sold Gabriel to Valencia and Arsene Wenger refused to rule out further departures after it was put to him that Inter Milan might want Shkodran Mustafi. 

 

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