Danny Ings will be a Liverpool player next season after Liverpool won the race for his signature.
The 22-year-old striker’s contract at Burnley expires this summer and Liverpool have long been linked with a move for the player, who scored 11 goals in his maiden first season in the Premier League – more than all four of Liverpool’s recognised centre-forwards combined.
Tottenham, Manchester United and Real Sociedad have also been linked with Ings but a report from Goal.com on Wednesday claims Liverpool will acquire the England under-21 international despite speculation over Brendan Rodgers’ future at the club.
The report comes despite “Sky sources” somewhat bafflingly claiming Spurs will place a £12 million bid for Ings.
They claim “Spurs are ready to steal a march on any rival suitors by offering an eight-figure sum now in the hope they will get the first chance to talk to the player.”
Meanwhile, Ings himself is quoted saying he isn’t sure yet where his future will be.
“My holiday’s the first thing on my mind. I’m looking forward to a bit of downtime and after that it’s going to be hard work again,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
“After that I’ll sit down with my agent and discuss my future then. At the moment it’s all up in the air. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
UPDATE: The Independent write on Wednesday afternoon:
Burnley striker Danny Ings has made it clear to Tottenham Hotspur that it is his preference to join Liverpool this summer in spite of the London club’s continued attempts to muscle in on the deal.
Elsewhere in the rumour mill today: Liverpool ‘approach’ Carlo Ancelotti