Pardew accepts Evans may leave

27 January 2018 03:18:42 EST

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says he has not received an acceptable bid for the former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Northern Ireland international before the January transfer window closes next Wednesday with Mathieu Debuchy possibly moving to The Hawthorns as part of any deal.

However, Pardew has dismissed the reports, saying: "That's not a deal that's been put to us. We haven't had a bid put to us that is anywhere near acceptable.

"What I will confirm is what you already know, Jonny Evans is a target for other clubs. We might sell if the price is right, that's that deal, everything else is pure speculation."

Meanwhile, Pardew has revealed that six Baggies players have been struck down by a flu bug ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round match against Liverpool.

Ben Foster, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth McAuley, Jay Rodriguez, Sam Field and James McClean are all struggling with the illness and could miss the match.

"We've got a little bit of a flu bug in terms of a few players," Pardew added. "But certainly there are enough players available to not make too many changes.

"I'd rather be in a stronger position in the league to attack the cup. Having said that we take less pressure into this game."

Albion are 16/1 to beat Liverpool and 4/11 to be relegated from the Premier League this term.

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