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Jonny Evans near move to West Brom as fee agreed with Man United - reports

West Brom have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defender Jonny Evans, according to multiple reports.

The 27-year-old Northern Ireland international will reportedly hold talks with the Baggies ahead of ending his nine-year stay at Old Trafford.

A move was made for Evans after Tottenham centre-back Federico Fazio failed to agree a contract to move to The Hawthorns following a day of talks last week.

Press Association reported the deal will cost the Baggies an initial £6 million rising to £8m with add-ons.

Tony Pulis confirmed his interest in the Northern Ireland international on Friday as he looks to bolster his defence.

Johnny Evans is one of several Manchester United players who have found themselves suiting up with the club's Under-21 side.
Jonny Evans's long-awaited move to West Brom could be nearing completion.

He said: "Jonny would be a great signing for the football club but it's down to the money men and his side, it takes three parties, the player and the clubs. I'd love to sign Jonny Evans."

United boss Louis Van Gaal had planned to play Evans in a behind closed doors friendly against Ajax on Thursday but pulled him out of the lineup when it became clear they were close to agreeing a deal for the 27-year-old.

Evans has made 196 appearances for United, scoring seven goals, since making his debut in 2007 after coming through the ranks at Old Trafford.

His move to The Hawthorns is likely to trigger Joleon Lescott's exit after a year with the Baggies with sources telling ESPN FC that Aston Villa have agreed a fee for the defender.

Also on Friday, West Brom youngster Adil Nabi became the first Premier League contracted player to move to India on loan.

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