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Everton reportedly failed to sign this player before signing Mangala

According to a report published by the Express and Star, Everton failed with a late move to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom before they eventually signed Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City.

Following a series of impressive performances, Evans has attracted interest from a number of teams including Manchester City and Arsenal and he also rejected the chance to sign a new deal at the Hawthorns which fuelled speculation that he would leave the Baggies last month.

Losing out on Evans would have been a huge blow for the Toffees considering that they have been without a centre-back and left-back this season with Cuco Martina having to fill in for Leighton Baines.

They could however resume their interest for former Manchester United man Evans during the summer and the Northern Ireland international could be made available for a bargain fee especially if West Brom end up getting relegated.