West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis insists stories linking Jonny Evans with Arsenal have no basis in the truth.
As has been well documented the Gunners are desperately scouring the transfer market looking for defensive reinforcements and have also been linked with Shkodran Mustafi, Simon Kjaer, Omer Toprak, Jose Fonte and Jose Gimenez in recent days.
“It’s pure speculation and it fills newspapers and TV time,” Pulis told his weekly press conference on Friday afternoon.
“If Arsenal come in for Jonny we will do it between the clubs,” he continued.
“I’m not going to sit here and talk about doing a deal with anyone.
“We want him to stay with us because he’s outstanding. He was most probably our best player against Palace.”
Of all the names linked, it’s fair to sat Evans is by far the least sexy. The lad may have had a contract at Manchester United but he still looks like an accountant* who won a chance to play pro football in a Christmas party tombola.
Yeah, we’re not sure such tombolas exist…but wouldn’t it be cool if they did?
* There’s nothing wrong with accountants; we respect their ability to add up without an abacus.