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Jose Mourinho eyeing bargain deal for experienced defender, player wants to leave

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Portuguese tactician, Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on bringing back former United defender, Johnny Evans in the winter transfer window.

Reports from English publication the Daily Mirror understands the Baggies might be forced to sell the Irish international this transfer window if he fails to accept the £100,000 per week deal offered to him at the Hawthorns.

The Northern Irish defender was heavily linked with a move to the Etihad in the summer but the deal failed to materialise.

The report goes on to say that Evans could be the subject of a three-way transfer battle between Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City who have also been linked with a move for the defender.

The 30-year-old progressed through the ranks at Manchester United having joined as a nine-year-old boy, but made his official debut for the Red Devils on the 26th of September 2007 in a 2-0 defeat to Conventry City in the League Cup.

His ten year spell at the Theatre of Dreams came to an end under former Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal in the summer of 2015 after failing to nail down a place in the Dutchman starting eleven and was eventually sold to the Baggies for a reported fee of £8 million.

The former United defender has grown into one of the finest defenders in the Premier League since he joined the Baggies and was named the captain by former West Brom manager, Tony Pulis following the departure of Darren Fletcher to Stoke City last summer.

He is known for his crossing, concentration, ball interception, dribbling and long shots and he has featured in 20 games for the Baggies across all competitions scoring one goal and providing the same number of assists.

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