Danny Ings has today been the subject of a £12m bid from Tottenham Hotspur – according to reports on Sky Sports.
BREAKING NEWS – Sky Sources: Tottenham set to make a £12m bid for Burnley striker Danny Ings – more details on #SSNHQ
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Their story has since been jumped on by sources such as The Metro, who claim that the move has been made despite the fact that the player will be a free agent on Monday (June 1st).
Ings is free to sign for another club from next month onwards, although Burnley will be entitled to a compensation fee if the player moves to a English club, due to the fact that he is under the age of 24.
Previous reports have suggested that this fee would be in the region of £3m-£6m, but it now appears as if the Clarets could be due substantially more. Tottenham will attempt to blow away competition from Liverpool and several other clubs with their mega-bid and will reportedly look to seal the deal as soon as possible.
The news will come as a blow to Brendan Rodgers and co, who have seen key targets move to White Hart Lane in the past (via the Daily Mirror) and are eager to strengthen after a dissapointing season.
Ings, who scored 11 goals this season, has been strongly linked with a move to Merseyside as we look to revamp our strikeforce, but unfortunately, we could now be set to miss out.