Manchester City have reportedly been told to stump up £30m if they wish to sign Northern Ireland international defender Jonny Evans this summer, according to The Times.
The Premier League side, who defeated newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at the Amex Stadium last weekend, have been linked with luring the West Bromwich Albion star to the Etihad Stadium before August 31.
The 29-year-old, who has 61 international caps for his country, has missed The Baggies’ start to the 2017-18 season due to a hamstring injury.
Evans, who arrived at The Hawthorns back in August 2015 following his move from Premier League rivals Manchester United, scored two goals and provided one assist in 31 league appearances for Tony Pulis’ side last term.
The report states that Pep Guardiola’s City have already seen two offers for the centre-half turned down, thought to be worth £15m and £18m respectively.
West Brom have admitted the player could leave the Midlands before the close of the summer transfer window, if the price is right, quoting £30m for his services.
City have made six summer signings so far; bringing in Bernardo Silva (Monaco), Ederson (Benfica), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Douglas Luiz (Vasco De Gama), Danilo (Real Madrid) and Benjamin Mendy (Monaco).