Liverpool will have to pay world-record tribunal fee for the Burnley hitman
The Merseyside club will need to pay around £8million for Danny Ings whose contract expires next month.
Ings, 22, won’t be able to leave Burnley unless a compensation fee is paid as he under the age of 24.
The Professional Football Compensation Committee will decide the nominated amount and a recent £12million bid by Tottenham Hotspur may drive the price up.
London or Liverpool
Despite Ings stating he would prefer to play for Liverpool, Tottenham’s bid may be an effort to dupe their Premier League rivals, forcing them to pay out more money.
Should Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers be successful in his pursuit of the England u-21 international, he might opt to pair him with Christian Benteke.
Reports have emerged that the Aston Villa forward is on the verge of completing a £32.5millon move in the summer.
When asked about a possible move, Benteke was coy about the interest and has left his agent to deal with things whilst on international duty with Belgium.
Lloris to United
Tottenham could be on the cusp of losing a player if they sign Ings as keeper Hugo Lloris has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
The France international has previously said that the Reds are his “dream” club and that he would be flattered should the Red Devils come calling.
Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne