City, Arsenal and Leicester all failed with summer bids for the Albion captain, who the Baggies value at over £30million, but Pep Guardiola is still keen to get him on board.
However Albion are determined to keep him on board and plan to offer the former Manchester United star a new contract. Meanwhile, new Baggies boss Alan Pardew is keen to sit down with Evans after being appointed on Wednesday.
"I think the assurance I need is probably from Jonny more than anybody and I haven't met him yet," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing him. I think he's a fabulous player and very important for the club so I will have a good old discussion with him."
Evans has a contract until 2019 after joining from United for £6 million rising to £8 million in 2015, but he is sure to be keen on a return to Manchester if City make another bid.
Following injuries to John Stones and Vincent Kompany, a new central defender is needed, and Evans is clearly high on Guardiola's wanted list.