West Brom boss Alan Pardew admits he fears losing Jonny Evans next month amid renewed speculation regarding the Albion captain.
Evans was a summer transfer target for Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester, with all three clubs having offers for the 29-year-old turned down as West Brom stuck to an asking price in excess of £30m.
“There’s interest in him because there was interest in the summer and it makes sense to stir it up – it makes good headlines for the media and I understand that and we deal with it,” said Pardew, who will take chargecharge. of West Brom for the second time against Swansea on Saturday.
“Jonny’s dealt with it in his way. He was terrific for me against Crystal Palace, I can only go on his performance and I thought he was outstanding.
“You are never confident when you’ve got great players because other clubs want great players so your best players are always vulnerable.
“Jonny Evans is certainly one of them, and he’s our captain. Do I want to lose him? Of course not. Do I fear losing him? Of course I do.”