Portsmouth deny interest in Sheffield United striker Ched Evans

Pompey have ruled out an approach for Ched Evans.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 5:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th June 2019, 10:05 pm

The Sheffield United striker was today linked with a Fratton Park switch by a football website.

That prompted a social media backlash from many Blues supporters opposed to his potential arrival.

Evans was originally convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Premier Inn near Rhyl, Denbighshire, in May 2011.

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Ched Evans challenges Tom Naylor during Pompey's 5-2 victory at Fleetwood in December 2018. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com/PinPep

However, the conviction was later quashed and then overturned at retrial in 2016.

Evans has subsequently resumed his playing career and last season netted 18 times in 41 appearances during a loan spell at Fleetwood.

However, when contacted about rumours surrounding a move for the striker, Pompey issued an emphatic denial.