Date: 28th January 2018 at 7:38pm

Arsenal are expected to wrap up a deal for Jonny Evans in the next couple of days.

That’s according to Star Sport, who say the Gunners are the only contenders for his signature now that Man City are poised to sign Atletic Bilbao defender¬†Aymeric Laporte.

Evans has been a target of Arsene Wenger’s side since last summer as the Gunners continue to search for someone to shore up the defence.

Wenger conceded Brazilian Gabriel Paulista to Valencia last summer and with Per Mertesacker set to retire at the end of the season to take up a coaching role, Arsenal will desperately need someone to fill the void.

That man appears to be Evans.

Reports say Arsenal could offer Mattieu Debuchy to West Brom as part of a makeweight in their pursuit of Evans. Debuchy has enjoyed little game time this season and is likely to be open to a move.

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