Despite the growing speculation Liverpool are front runners to secure Danny Ings’ signature for next season, Manchester City are still interested in the striker Manchester Evening News is reporting.
Burnley stood firm in their stance to not allow their star man to walk away from the club this January when they needed him the most.
Ings has been pivotal to the upturn in Burnley fortunes since his return from injury – bagging seven goals in 22 appearances but contributing a lot more to his team mates than that.
However the 22-year-old sees his contract expire at the end of the season and his future is uncertain at Turf Moor.
Speculation has been fierce that Liverpool will look to the Premier League for permission to strike a deal outside the transfer window – with a fee of £5m mooted instead of waiting to sign the player for nothing in July.
City though still remain interested in the England forward as they look to boost their home-grown quota.
Frank Lampard’s loan deal will run out in the summer while James Milner is looking increasingly likely he will seek an exit once his contract is up in July too.
And the Blues see Ings as a player with huge potential whilst helping to satisfying Premier League rules.
Pellegrini is also said to be weighing up departures for striking duo Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic who have struggled for form and fitness this season.
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