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Hearts set to make move for Everton striker on loan – report

Hearts could be set to bring a second player to Tynecastle from Everton after they reportedly enquired about the availability of 21-year-old striker Ellis Simms.

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Jambos are looking at the Everton youngster to replace Armand Gnanduillet following the Frenchman’s move to Le Mans.

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Simms made his first-team debut for the Toffees last month and is a regular part of their under-23 squad.

The striker spent time on loan with Blackpool last season, scoring 10 times in 24 appearances for the Seasiders having joined Everton’s Academy in 2020.

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Prior to moving to Finch Farm, Simms had spells as part of the Academy set-ups at Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City.

Simms featured alongside Scotland international Nathan Patterson on Monday night as Everton’s under-23s won 1-0 against Tottenham.

If Simms does move to Tynecastle, he’ll have a familiar face in Beni Baningime, having played alongside him for a year at Everton.

Liam Boyce is the only recognised striker available to Jambos boss Robbie Neilson – with Ben Woodburn filling in there – and the Tynecastle side need to bolster their options ahead of the transfer window closing next week.

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