Portsmouth have denied they are interested in securing the services of Sheffield United striker Ched Evans, according to the Portsmouth News.
Kenny Jackett’s side were reportedly interested in landing the former Wales international who scored 18 goals in 41 games on loan at League One side Fleetwood Town last term.
However, it has now emerged that the Fratton Park outfit have issued an “emphatic denial” to speculation surrounding the potential move.
Evans has been placed on the transfer list at Sheffield United following the Blades’ promotion to the Premier League, which has forced Evans to assess his future this summer.
The 30-year-old was re-signed by the Blades in 2017, but he has failed to find the net in his 13 appearances since returning to Bramall Lane.
It is instead believed that Pompey are closing in on a deal for Ipswich forward Ellis Harrison, who Jackett has long admired after being linked with a swoop for the 25-year-old on two previous occasions.
Evans is a proven League One goalscorer following his exploits at Fleetwood last season, so it is something of a bold for Portsmouth so readily deny a move for him.
However, it appears Jackett has set his sights on bringing Harrison to Fratton Park as he is clearly a big fan of his, having attempted to sign the striker on previous occasions.
I think Evans will be eager to find a new club next season, as he is at a stage of his career where he cannot afford to be sitting on the sidelines for Sheffield United.
He would be a good signing for any League One side, and I think there will be no shortage of interest in his services.