Premier League club West Ham United have joined the race for the signature of West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, who is also a target for league leaders Manchester City and Everton, according to a report on the Mirror.

Man City made a move for Evans last summer but the Baggies refused to sell their star centre-back.

However, the interest in securing his services is still high, with City still keen to get the deal done whenever possible.

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West Brom are desperate to keep hold of the 29-year-old defender and are ready to offer him a new and improved contract at the club.

Hammers boss David Moyes is a huge fan of the Northern Irish defender and believes that he will add stability to his shaky defence as he looks to help the side avoid relegation.

Evans would also add leadership at the back for the London club but it may be a struggle for Moyes to convince Evans to make the move.

The Hammers boss can, however, promise Evans first-team football on a regular basis, which is something that City may not be able to give to him.

As for Everton, Sam Allardyce also believe Evans will strengthen his defensive unit.

The defender has not made any comments regarding his future at West Brom.