Leicester City have opened talks with Jonny Evans, as they look to offer the West Bromwich Albion defender a direct route back to the Premier League.
West Brom are currently preparing for life back in the Sky Bet Championship, after Darren Moore failed to guide the Baggies to another great escape in the Premier League last season.
That relegation has opened the door for a number of departures, with Evans looking likely to leave the Hawthorns.
According to the Mirror, Leicester are in talks with Evans over a potential switch, after the defender was forced to give up on a move to Manchester City, who will not be re-launching a bid to sign the Northern Irish international.
Evans looks set to leave the Hawthorns in a £3m deal this summer following West Brom’s relegation, as Moore puts plans in place ahead of the a Championship return.
The 30-year-old has made 96 appearances for the Baggies since arriving from Manchester United in the summer of 2015.
Evans made 28 appearances in the Premier League last season, but found himself out of the side towards the end of the season, with Moore not including him in any starting XIs.
Evans looks likely to be leaving West Brom this summer, with his time at the Hawthorns ending sourly after a difficult year in the Premier League.
At £3m, Evans will feel like a bargain for Leicester, who are getting their hands on a defender more than capable of excelling in the Premier League.
For West Brom, they need their squad to start taking shape in the coming weeks, as Moore needs to have his side ready from all the challenges the Championship will throw at them.