KENNY Jackett has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal’s Jay Simpson but added he is in no rush to make a decision.

Simpson and Kevin Lisbie, who has just been released by Ipswich Town, have both been linked with moves to The Den this summer as Millwall prepare to make the step up to the Championship.

And although admitting he has an interest, Jackett confirmed nothing will happen until he runs his eye over the present Lions squad after they returned for pre-season training this morning.

The manager said: “We will see on Kevin Lisbie.

“It isn’t something right now I’m going for but he may interest me in the future.

“There is a possibility with Jay Simpson.

“I don’t think there is anything imminent with either him or Kevin Lisbie but they are both players we have discussed.

“There would be a long way to go before we sign any of those players and I would want to make it clear neither of them will imminently be coming in to Millwall Football Club.

“I will use pre-season to assess the squad first because, as with any group of players, there is someone you are relying on who comes back and can’t kick a ball straight and then there’s someone who has been on the periphery and makes a strong case.

“It is my job now to make sure I assess this group properly and then once I’ve done that I’ll assess exactly what we need to improve it.”

Jackett also revealed his squad strengthening is a long-term project as opposed to simply drafting in a handful of new players before the Lions kick-off the campaign at Bristol City on August 7.

He explained: “I wouldn’t say I’ve got a set number of additions in mind but improving the team is an ongoing process.

“It isn’t like we are suddenly going to try and bring in half a dozen players and then stop for the season.

“I do expect us to make signings and that will be the case throughout the course of the season.”

Jackett added: “If you look at the difference in the two teams who appeared in Wembley finals, there were only four players who started in both games.

“I fully expect the side to evolve again, as it always does with injuries, loss of form and just generally the whole thing taking shape.

“Will there be additions between now and the start of the season?

“I would think there is a good possibility there will.

“There is a difference in our budget from last year but we are not going to suddenly say there is a massive budget for the division we are in.

“We generally try and work out what we need and then find a way of funding it rather than the other way round.”