According to The Telegraph we are among the clubs thinking of triggering the £3million release clause in the contract of Jonny Evans if West Bromwich Albion are relegated.

The baggies are bottom of the Premier League table, 10 points adrift of safety, so it seems certain that Evans will be available for a cut-price fee in the summer.

Manchester City had been linked with a move for Evans, but have since spent £57m on Aymeric Laporte, while Arsenal failed with a January bid for the 30-year-old.

The article adds that the Gunners could try again for Evans at the end of the season, but may face competition Spurs if the club decide to cash in on Toby Alderweireld.

Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Barcelona are all eying moves for the Belgian, whose talks over a new Tottenham contract have stalled.

Chelsea have also shown an interest in Alderweireld adds the article , but any deal involving the Blues and Us would be extremely difficult due to a strained relationship between the two clubs.

It adds how we may be tempted to sell 29-year Alderweireld for £40m this summer, rather than risk losing him for £25m in 12 months’ time because of a clause in his contract and with that in mind, the club have been forced to consider potential replacements for Alderweireld and Evans is an attractive proposition.

We do already have Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth, while Eric Dier can play in a back three if required however the article adds that Evans would give Mauricio Pochettino another experienced option without dramatically blocking the progress of either Sanchez or Foyth.

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