Tottenham turn down Everton approach for Livermore

Everton have had a bid to sign Spurs midfielder Jake Livermore on loan rejected, The Daily Mail has reported.

Livermore, 23, has struggled for first team opportunities at White Hart Lane, with a hernia injury reducing him to starting only three Premier League games for the North London outfit this season. It has been widely reported that the England international would be available for transfer in order to get more regular game time, with Sandro, Mousa Dembele and Scott Parker now the preferred options in midfield.

However, a bid from Everton has reportedly been rejected due to the fact that the Liverpool club are currently a contender for the four Champions League spots in the Premier League, of which Spurs are also competing. Tottenham are currently 3rd in the Premier League, with Everton sitting 5th.

Everton recently brought Steven Pienaar back from Spurs after the South African also struggled to break into the Spurs lineup following season-long transfer in 2011.

West Brom, QPR, Norwich and Reading have also been linked with Livermore, who earned an England call-up this season against Italy. QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who was the former manager of Spurs, has already come out and spoken of his admiration for Livermore, who he hopes to bring to Loftus Road.

However, it appears that Livermore will only be sent out on loan, with Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas saying that Livermore still has a future at the club.

Livermore has already spent time out on loan from Spurs, spending time at Ipswich, Derby, Peterborough and Derby County.

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