LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool will complete a move for Burnley forward Danny Ings at the end of the Premier League season, the Lancashire Telegraph is reporting on Monday.
Ings is expected to leave Burnley, who have been relegated from the top flight — at the end of the season and there are reports, which are suggesting that the England U21 will move to Liverpool once his contract expires in July.
The striker was linked with a move to join former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes in the La Liga with Real Sociedad, while there were also reports claiming that he was a target of Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
But it is understood that Ings, who revealed that he wants to join a club where he can have an impact, would prefer a move to Anfield, as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to beef up his attack in preparation of next season.
Ings has so far scored 10 goals in the Premier League this season and several clubs in Europe have been showing interest in the Clarets’ top goal scorer.
But Burnley would rather their top man stay in England, as the compensation on his value would be significantly higher than if he was to move abroad.
Liverpool have also been linked with a move for QPR forward Charlie Austin, who is also said to be a strong target of Newcastle United as well.
Although failing to help keep QPR in the Premier League this season, Austin, nevertheless, was very impressive for the Hoops after scoring 17 goals to alert several top clubs in the country.
Liverpool would like the sign the forward it is understood, but the Daily Express is now reporting that Newcastle United have emerged favourites to land the £10m striker, but will have to also beat the drop.
According to Ladbrokes, Newcastle United are back at 6/4 to win his signature, with Liverpool at 5/1.
EPL champions Chelsea are out (20/1), with Manchester United (25/1) being the other contenders, although none of these two clubs have truly shown an interest.