Collins is in the final year of his West Ham deal and it is claimed the interested parties believe they can get him for as little as £2 million this summer.
West Ham defender James Collins
The Wales international, who turns 34 next month, started 22 of the Hammers' 38 league matches last season, although The Sun reports that Hammers boss Slaven Bilic will allow him to leave if a new deal cannot be agreed.
But do Everton fans want him? And would those of West Ham persuasion be inclined to let him go?
Both sets of supporters have been having their say on social media, and it would appear that Collins could be best off remaining where he is.
The Everton view
We all want VVD and just seen us linked to James Collins !!— but,ok 1️⃣8️⃣7️⃣8️⃣ (@MagooMr12) 27 July 2017
Apparently we're goin for westhams 33yr old centre back james Collins, but no need to worry blues, cant be true its from that rag the s*n— »»»»The Toffee «««« (@18Peter78) 26 July 2017
James Collins hahaha— Dominic Tierney (@bullseye1878) 26 July 2017
I'm not having this one bit , no bloody way— simon davies (@SimonMidi9790) 26 July 2017
The West Ham view
I'd be gutted. He's proper West Ham.— Piccadilly Comedy (@PiccComedy) 26 July 2017
Everton boss Ronald Koeman eyeing shock swoop for veteran West Ham defender James Collins https://t.co/1wD80E4Xe1— Craft Beer Me (@craftbeerninja) 26 July 2017
He's not for sale!!!
We should not sell ANYONE to poxy ass Everton!— Laura Nagle (@Laura_Emma_Hall) 27 July 2017
I really hope James Collins retires a hammer. He's proper West Ham and I'd be really upset to see him end up anywhere else. pic.twitter.com/S1zuaoG6lj— The West Ham Yank (@TheWestHamYank) 26 July 2017
Leave our Ginge alone! The bloke bleeds Claret & Blue. End of last season he came in & saved our season deserves massive praise ⚒COYI⚒— ⚒RUSTYHAMMER⚒ (@DeanoTy) 26 July 2017
Gutted really. Unless we get smalling and fonte can essentially take his place #portuguesepele anyone?— Oliver JK Smith (@Ojks81) 26 July 2017
They can have Fonte instead— J Pereira (@JPereira441) 26 July 2017
Him plus 5 mil for Barkley hahahhaha— Nigel Banks (@Nigelb62) 26 July 2017
Nicknamed the 'Ginger Pele', Collins is currently in his second spell at West Ham, having initially joined them in 2005 before a three-year spell at Aston Villa.
Should Everton move for Collins? And should West Ham let him go?
Everton's Goodison Park ground