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Sport Arsenal ready to swoop for Albion's Jonny Evans

14:26  17 may  2018
14:26  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Arsenal eye triple signing swoop to mount title challenge

  Arsenal eye triple signing swoop to mount title challenge Arsenal are putting plans in place to mount a serious title challenge next season, with three signings identified to make that happen. The London Evening Standard claims that the Gunners will swoop for Jonny Evans, Alisson and Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in an attempt to dethrone Manchester City. The departing Arsene Wenger has also urged the club to strengthen this summer, claiming the current squad can challenge if the recruitment is right. Long-term Arsenal target Jonny Evans could be available for as little as £3 million this summer if West Brom are relegated. Liverpool are also interested in a summer deal for the impressing Alisson, but Roma are reluctant to sell their star man. Doucoure has been one of the players to go under the radar this season, but Arsenal have been taking note of his eye-catching performances at Watford. The Gunners will be aiming for at least a top-four finish with Europa League football to contend with next season after a sixth-place finish was cemented in the Premier League.

Everton are ready to rival Manchester City and Arsenal for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans , sources close to the Toffees have told ESPN FC. Jonny Evans attracted plenty of interest in the summer.

Everton are ready to rival Manchester City and Arsenal for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans , sources close to the Toffees have told ESPN FC. Everton eye January Evans swoop - sources. 111dPeter O'Rourke.

Arsenal are looking to sign West Brom defender Jonny Evans plus two other centre-backs in an attempt to strengthen a leaky backline, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners have conceded over 50 goals this season and with their first choice centre-back Laurent Koscielny now injured for the long-term, defensive recruits this summer are vital.

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The three defenders Arsenal are currently looking at bringing to the Emirates are Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jonny Evans and Turkish international Caglar Soyuncu.

Arsenal want Evans to help mount title push next season

  Arsenal want Evans to help mount title push next season Arsenal want to sign West Brom defender Jonny Evans as one of three signings that will help them push for the Premier League title next season. The London Evening Standard claims that the Gunners will swoop for Evans, Roma’s Alisson and Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in an attempt to dethrone Manchester City. The departing Arsene Wenger has also urged the club to strengthen this summer, claiming the current squad can challenge if the recruitment is right. Long-term Arsenal target Evans could be available for as little as £3 million this summer if West Brom are relegated to the Championship. The defender has attracted a plethora of Premier League clubs in the past due to his low release clause should the Baggies go down. The Gunners will be aiming for at least a top-four finish with Europa League football to contend with next season after a sixth-place finish was cemented in the Premier League.

Arsenal were knocked back in their bid for West Bromwich Albion ’ s Jonny Evans . According to The Sun, Arsenal launched a £12 million deadline day bid for West Bromwich Albion ’ s Jonny Evans as they looked to make a late swoop for the defender.

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Gunners chiefs have made moves for Evans in the past, offering big money to West Brom for the Northern Irishman.

However, due to a relegation clause in the former Manchester United man’s contract, he is now available for a cut-price fee of £3 million, making it a particularly viable deal for a club the size of Arsenal.

Greek defender Sokratis is reported to cost around £15 million, however, the deal may be easier to do with the head of recruitment, Sven Misinlat, being a friend of the Greek international.

The North London club have already held talks with Soyuncu of FC Freiburg and he would be another good addition to a backline which could see Shkodran Mustafa leave this summer.

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Arsenal to miss out on long-term target as agent fees hault potential deal .
Arsenal are ready to end their interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans, with the player’s agent demanding an extra £4 million for a deal to take place. The Daily Mail claims that a £3 million deal with Leicester City is close, but the player’s agent wants a further £4 million in agent fees. Colin Murdock, the player’s agent is said to be keen on making the move happen but will demand £4 million, something that has put both Manchester City and Arsenal off a deal. City are said to have turned down the chance to sign the player in January and are now likely to look elsewhere, despite the player’s relegation release clause. Arsenal had been keen on the former Manchester United man but are now ready to look towards other transfer targets As one of the club’s top earners, Evans is expected to depart the Hawthorns over the summer in a squad shake-up. The report claims that Evans wants a deal to be completed quickly so he can prepare for the new season.

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