MANCHESTER CITY have not given up hope that they can persuade West Brom to part with Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans next month.

City boss Pep GuardIola failed with bids to land the former Manchester United star in the summer but still wants to take him to the Etihad Stadium.

And that could mean a winter bidding war with Arsenal also keeping tabs on Evans who has been a target for Arsene Wenger for the last 18 months.

But it remains to be seen if the Baggies will allow Evans to leave especially as they are on the verge of a long battle against relegation in the second half of the season.