Despite Burnley’s staunch resistance in keeping striker Danny Ings at the club this winter Liverpool still remain confident a deal can soon be agreed for the player, according to the Independent.
The Premier League strugglers have relied heavily on the goals of Ings as they look to avoid relegation and an immediate return to the Championship.
Indeed having returned from injury the 21-year-old forward has scored seven goals that have often proved vital in winning his club valuable points.
Liverpool were not the only ones interested in the Englishman’s signature and Manchester city were thought to have enquired about his availability – while Tottenham Hotspur had a cash plus player bid turned down last week.
The stance of Burnley however has not swayed Liverpool’s interest and in a somewhat unusual move the clubs could soon come to an agreement outside the transfer window that would see Ings arrive at Anfield in the summer.
A £5m fee is thought to have been discussed but both clubs would need the go ahead of the Premier League to enter into negotiations for a future transfer.
This comes after plans for the Reds to make a January move were scuppered – Liverpool hoped to loan the striker back to Burnley once any deal had been completed but this breached league rules.
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