(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis confirmed that the club have rejected a bid for defender Jonny Evans from Premier League rivals Manchester City, but stopped short of completely ruling out a move away from the Hawthorns for the centre back.
Pulis told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Burnley that Evans, who is out with a hamstring injury, would not be sold unless an “enormous” offer was made.
”We’ve turned down an offer for Jonny,“ Pulis said on Friday. ”Every player is for sale at the right price.
”It is absolutely crazy to say a team like West Brom won’t sell players if people weren’t going to put an enormous amount of money in front of you.
“Firstly, we don’t want to sell him, we don’t need to sell him. So we’re not desperate to get the money. It would have to be a very, very good offer.”
Pulis also dismissed reports that Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer was close to completing a switch to West Brom.
“Whoever’s telling you we are close is miles away from that fact. We have a lot of irons in the fire with a lot of targets,” Pulis said.
West Brom centre-back Gareth McAuley and midfielder James Morrison are also ruled out of the trip to Burnley as they are recovering from thigh and knee injuries, respectively.
Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru