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Arsenal could drop its interest in  West Brom defender Johnny Evans, according to reports.

Wenger had identified the former Manchester United man as an alternative target to Shkodran Mustafi but he has been quoted a whooping £25m for the defender, according to reports.

Reports claimed the Gunners were preparing a £16m bid for the Northern Ireland international but it appears that would not be enough to  bring the defender to the Emirates.

Evans joined West Brom for about £6m last summer and his performances last season have made the Baggies place the high price tag on him.

West Brom’s boss Tony Pulis is reluctant to sell the defender but he is aware that he might not be able to convince him against moving to a top club and has slapped a £25m price tag on the 28-year-old.

Wenger is finding it difficult to sign a centre back, the boss had identified Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi as his top target but the Spanish club are demanding a fee of £50m. Evans was seen as an alternative target and the club would now have to turn elsewhere after learning of his price tag also.

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