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Report: Liverpool lead chase for Burnley’s Danny Ings

Liverpool remain in pole position to sign Burnley forward Danny Ings this summer — that’s despite interest from numerous European clubs, according to a report this weekend.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Monday, August 18, 2014: Chelsea's captain John Terry in action against Burnley's Danny Ings during the Premier League match at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Telegraph‘s Jason Burt says both Liverpool and Burnley are hopeful the England Under-21 international will choose Anfield over a move abroad, meaning a larger compensation package for the East Lancashire club.

Burt says Real Sociedad, Borussia Monchengladbach and Schalke have all expressed an interest in the 22-year-old, but a move to Liverpool remains “most likely”.

Ings was linked with a move to Liverpool in January, but with the Turf Moor side embroiled in a relegation battle, manager Sean Dyche wasn’t keen on letting him go.

The former Bournemouth striker’s contract with the East Lancashire side expires at the end of the season, but Burt explains the cost that will still be involved for Liverpool.

Relations between the two clubs remain very good with a will from both parties, despite the growing interest in Ings, to get a deal done even if it means going to a tribunal to set the compensation fee, which appears likely. And also appears set to be a record.

Meanwhile the Rumour Mill is getting into full swing as Liverpool’s season dwindles and eyes start to look towards the summer transfer market.

The Mirror says Liverpool and Manchester City are both interested in signing another England Under-21 international, Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough, at the end of the campaign.

Dean Jones writes:

Gibson – who can play full-back as well as in central defence – could command a fee as high as £10million and it is understood that City have joined Liverpool will step up interest in the summer.

Make of that what you will.

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