Danny Ings has turned down the chance to join Everton.
That’s according to The Times, who have reported that the striker is ready to fight for his place at West Ham.
The Sun reported at the weekend that Everton were eager to bring Ings to Goodison Park as they looked to line up more attacking options.
Sean Dyche is desperate to add goals to his squad before this week’s transfer deadline and knows Ings very well from their time together at Burnley.
The striker was already at Turf Moor when Dyche arrived in 2012 and he finished as the club’s top goalscorer with 26 goals the following season as they were promoted to the Premier League.
Ings went onto net eleven goals and provide four assists in their first campaign in the top flight before he earned a big move to Liverpool in 2015.
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Ings’ spell at Anfield was a huge disappointment and he has since only managed to replicate his form under Dyche during his time with Southampton, bagging 31 goals across three seasons.
Danny Ings has chosen to stay at West Ham instead of joining Everton
However, his most recent move to West Ham hasn’t gone quite as hoped. The ‘brilliant’ 31-year-old has only scored two goals since completing his £15m switch in January.
Ings has since fallen down the pecking order at the London Stadium, but is desperate to fight for his place in the starting line-up instead of jumping ship and moving to Merseyside.
The Toffees’ approach to Ings suggests they are still looking to add another striker following Beto’s arrival. The club already agreed a deal for the Udinese forward over the weekend.
Beto has already completed his medical after arriving on Merseyside a few days ago. The 25-year-old is reportedly set to be unveiled as an Everton player over the next couple of days.