Recent reports that Everton have rejected a £4 million bid for Ellis Simms are ‘incorrect’.

East Anglian Daily Times journalist, Stuart Watson, has confirmed that Ipswich Town have not had a bid turned down by the Toffees.

The Tractor Boys are one of a number of clubs interested in signing Simms alongside the likes of Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday.

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The striker spent the first half of last season on loan with the Black Cats and netted seven goals before he was recalled to Goodison Park.

After an underwhelming return to Merseyside, Everton could now let Simms leave on a permanent deal.

While reports had claimed that Ipswich had seen their opening bid rejected, Watson has claimed rumours are incorrect and they are yet to make an offer for the 22-year-old.

“Football world knows Ipswich have money. Club won’t pay over odds though.”” He wrote on Twitter.

Everton look increasingly likely to offload Simms this summer as he enters the final year of his contract, however they may wait until they have brought in their own striker before he can leave.

Everton can make a decent profit from Ellis Simms exit

Everton are very short on strikers themselves, however it is clear that Ellis Simms won’t be at Goodison Park beyond this summer.

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The Toffees still need to commit to bringing in a couple of new attackers before they allow the former Sunderland loanee to leave, but it will be a smart move once he departs.

Simms clearly isn’t ready for top flight football, however they could still make around £5 million if they sell him to a Championship club.

Given the Toffees’ current financial situation, every penny counts and Simms’ price tag could contribute to a major overhaul of their squad.

Meanwhile, they could also consider involving him a player-plus-cash deal for Viktor Gyokeres, which could also help their lack of funds.

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