ASTON VILLA have rejected a loan move by Everton for Danny Ings.
The 30-year-old has only featured for 12 minutes in the Villans’ last two Premier League matches – despite scoring twice in their final game before the World Cup.
This has led to question marks over Ings‘ future under Unai Emery.
And now it appears Villa are willing to allow the former Southampton and Liverpool striker to leave.
However, the Midlands outfit want him to move permanently, not on loan.
And the Daily Mail’s Dominic King has reported a loan offer from Frank Lampard’s Everton has been rejected.
The Toffees fell to a 4-1 home defeat by Brighton on Tuesday, which was met by a chorus of Goodison Park boos.
Lampard’s lads are 16th in the Premier League, one point outside of the relegation zone having played a game more than the teams below them.
They are also among the lowest scorers in the division, with just 14 goals.
Having recalled rookie striker Ellis Simms, 21, from his loan at Sunderland, they are now looking at bringing in another forward who will have the firepower to keep them up.
Ings fits this profile given his solid goalscoring record in the top tier.
However, unless they pay a full fee for him, Everton will not be adding the £16million-valued striker to their squad.