The Black Cats academy graduate has been in fine form this season, with the Premier League duo both seeing him as a potential long-term number one
Simms went back to Everton from a loan spell with Sunderland in early January, but has only played a handful of minutes with the Goodison club since his return. The 22-year-old scored seven goals in 17 games for Sunderland during his loan spell, and The Northern Echo reports that a return could be back on the cards. However, the recall will very much hinge on what business Everton can do in the transfer window with strikers high on their priority list. Sunderland have already signed Joe Anderson from Everton on transfer deadline day who follows Pierre Ekwah, Isaac Lihadji and Gelhardt as January window captures for the Championship play-off hopefuls.
The 32-year-old moves to the DW Stadium from West Brom, having made only five league appearances for the Baggies this season. Kelly becomes new manager Shaun Maloney's first signing as the Latics boss aims to guide the team out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone. Steven Caulker, Miguel Azeez and Christ Tiehi have already bolstered Wigan's options and Kelly's arrival has added further defensive reinforcements to a side who currently have the worst defensive record in the league.